Andrew Ruhren's Biography
I am an artist/professor who worked in the NYC area for 15 years before I moved my family to Japan and bought a small English school. This is my first book of illustrated word puzzles which evolved from my teaching experiences there. Although these drawings began as a fun way to engage my young students with vocabulary, they have expanded to include challenges for everyone, even the most advanced puzzle lover. Each detail-packed drawing is overflowing with my love for traveling, history, science, art, music, and food.
I am currently working on several books, one is a children's version of Alphaquest and another is illustrated word puzzles based on English word lists of homophones, homonyms, anagrams, loan words from other languages, and more.
Born and raised in River Vale, New Jersey, USA
BFA and MFA from Long Island University, New York, USA
Taught for Long Island U., Molloy College, and Marymount Manhattan College
Courses taught include sculpture, computer graphics, drawing, ceramics, and art history