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     About Lewis Matheney

Lewis Matheney is a children's book writer and illustrator
whose poems and cartoons delighted young readers in his first book "Zoom Cat Zoom!"
He is the illustrator of two other children's books;
"Ice Cream Dreams" by award-winning poet Karla Kuskin,
and "Crazy Old Aunt Helen" by Janet Carlson,
and the writer of "What The Hawk Saw," illustrated by Cathy Begg.

He is the creator, curator, and host of the NYC exhibit "Cartoon Limbo,"
which featured rejected cartoon, comic, and illustrative art from 30 greats in these fields, including
Charles Schulz, Maurice Sendak, Stan Goldberg ("The Archies"), Mort Walker ("Beetle Bailey"),
and legendary "New Yorker" humorist and cartoonist James Thurber.

His cartoons, drawings, and illustrations have been exhibited at The Chrysler Building,
Venu Gallery, Paradisus 121, and Formerly Gaga Gallery (all NYC),
New Hope Arts Center, Sidetracks Gallery (New Hope, PA) and historic Prallsville Mills (Stockton, NJ).

His photography was featured in the exhibit "Photography of the 20th Century"
at Boylan Studios, 
and at DopDop Salon (both NYC),
and at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (San Juan, Puerto Rico).

Matheney resides in NYC, and in Cookeville, TN,
where he owns and operates one of the finer rare books in the country,
Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles, a rebirth business of the famous Left Bank Books from Lambertville, NJ,
as well as Harper's Soundstage, a live music venue featuring Jazz, Standards, R & B, Soul, and Alternative.

He was named one of the Top 100 Cool New Yorkers by "New York Daily News.


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