Wouter van Reek
Wouter van Reek (1960) is a Dutch writer of children's books and a film animator. Van Reek studied audiovisual design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Since 1994 he creates one short animation film each year for the Dutch version of “Sesame Street”. Van Reek is known for his animation series and picture books about Keepvogel (Coppernickel in the English version), a flightless bird with a red cape. The picture books have now been translated into six languages. Keepvogel en Kijkvogel in het spoor van Mondriaan (Coppernickel Goes Mondrian) won the Golden Apple at the 2011 Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, Slovakia.
In 2019, van Reek created the art picture book Escher, about on of the most famous graphic artists of all time, the Dutch M.C. Escher. Critics hailed Van Reek as the perfect illustrator to convey the work and world of Escher to a young public. Escher is translated into English in 2019.