Who is Karen Carr?
Karen Carr is a wildlife and natural history artist based in Silver City, New Mexico. Her artwork has been featured in traditional and electronic media, in publications, zoos, museums and parks across the United States, Japan and Europe.
She is the author or illustrator for many books for young people. She has done projects for the Smithsonian Institution, the Audubon Society, Random House, HarperCollins, The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Southern Methodist University, Science magazine, Scientific American, Scholastic Press, Barnes & Noble, and the journal Nature.
Carr was born in Fort Worth, Texas. Her father is artist and sculptor Bill Carr and her mother, Linda Carr, is a scientist. Carr studied natural sciences, physics and art at the University of Texas at Austin, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from North Texas State University. She has done graduate studies in anatomy and business at University of Texas at Dallas. She began her career as an apprentice to her father. She is also the associate professor at Portland University.