Barry Moser was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1940 and is an American illustrator, painter, printmaker, designer, author, essayist, and teacher. He studied at the Baylor School, Auburn University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He did graduate work at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1970 and studied with George Cress, Leonard Baskin, Fred Becker, and Jack Coughlin.
His work is represented in numerous collections, museums, and libraries in the United States and abroad, including The Metropolitan Museum, The British Museum, The Library of Congress, The Pierpont Morgan Library, The Vatican Library, Cambridge University, the Israel Museum and Princeton University, to name a few. Some of his most celebrated work has been his illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, the former of which won him the National Book Award for design and illustration in 1983. He has illustrated over 300 other works, including The Bible, A River Runs Through It, and Moby-Dick.