Julia Talcott has been an artist as long as she can remember and has worked as an illustrator since 1985. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and her Master of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Since that time she has also added printmaker and teacher to her resume. Talcott currently teaches relief printmaking techniques at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, Mass., as well as the Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge, Mass.
Talcott's illustration clients include magazines, books, advertising and design agencies. Creator of the 1996 Christmas stamp for the US Postal Service, she has received 4 certificates of design excellence from Print Magazine. In 2013 she was awarded The Otis Philbrick Memorial Purchase Prize at the Boston Printmakers Biennial for the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Frances Roddy Prize from the Concord Art Association, Concord, Mass. In 2014 she was awarded first prize at the Summer juried show “Off the Wall” at the Danforth Museum, Framingham Mass. Talcott is a board member of the Boston Printmakers.