Gil-ly Alon Curiel was born in Haifa in 1960. She graduated from the Department of
Visual Communication at the WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education, where
she now teaches illustration. She is also a teacher at the Max Stern Yezreel
Valley College. An illustrator and author, she has published two picture books,
in addition to illustrating over 70 books for children and youth by other
authors. Two of them, written by Yona Tepper, have been published in English and Korean.
Alon Curiel has been awarded the Sharett Scholarship for
Young Artists, the Nahum Gutman Prize for Illustration (1992), a citation for
her illustrations to Hayyim Nahman Bialik's poems, as well as first prize for
her illustrations to Uri Zvi Greenberg's
poems, and the Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award (silver medal) for
Children's book illustration (2006).