Ron Barrett was born in The Bronx and had more art education than anyone could possibly need.
He’s the illustrator of the classic picture book, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, one of the NY Times Ten Best Illustrated Books. It has sold over six million copies globally and produced two motion pictures and a TV series.
Ron has illustrated and authored 29 books for children and adults. He was the illustrator of O. J.’s Legal Pad, a NY Times Bestseller for 20 weeks. His Cats Get Famous, sequel to Cats Got Talent, is the most recent work. An Excessive Alphabet will be published in Fall 2016.
Ron’s illustrations have been exhibited twice at The Louvre’s Museé des Arts Décoratifs, most recently art from Animals should definitely not wear clothing.
His work has appeared frequently in the New York Times since 1991. He’s been a consultant to the Children’s TV Workshop and gives accurate directions to tourists.