So, I came across this wonderful book called THE BOY WHO DIDN’T BELIEVE IN SPRING. It is written by Lucille Clifton, and illustrated by Brinton Turkle.
Brinton Turkle was born 15 August 1915, in Alliance, Ohio, the son of Edgar Harold (a funeral director) and Ada (Cassaday) Turkle. He attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University, 1933-1936) and School of Boston Museum of Art (1938-1940).
His work reminds me of a few of my fav. illustrators, Evaline Ness (who also did work with Lucille Clifton), Patricia Polacco, and Jan Ormerod to name a few.