Peter P. Plasencia Childrens’ Book Illustrator.
The wonderful Ward Jenkins has kindly scanned in some images by the equally talented artist
Peter P. Plasencia for us to appreciate. Peter is a native New Yorker.
He published quite a bit in the early 1960’s and is now married and has one daughter, Regina.
He majored in industrial design at Pratt Institute, studied at the Meschini Institute in Rome,
and at the Art Students League in New York. Mr. Plasencia is now head of his own design house.
Below are scans from the Jules Verne Book The Man Who Invented The Future.
Among the other children’s books he has illustrated are The Deep Blue Sea,
Magic Mixtures: Alloys and Plastics,The Chemistry of a Lemon and Space Alphabet (as seen below).
I love his sketchy style, it has such a sense of movement about it and I can see why it would have been
You can see more of this book on Ward’s site here.