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Dan Laib got his start as an artist drawing Sesame Street characters with his crayons at the age of 5.  He loved to draw and create things all throughout his childhood.  Dan studied painting at Joliet Junior College and Governors State University.  Dan started selling his paintings on canvas and wood at city festivals, and before long he was selling caricatures too.  Soon Dan was being hired to draw caricatures for families and businesses all over Chicagoland.  Dan has entertained at the United Center, Soldier Field, and White Sox Park.  In recent years Dan has tapped into his passion for teaching art and has led workshops and school assemblies in libraries and schools all over Chicagoland.  Dan is currently working toward writing and illustrating his own children’s books.  He currently lives in Joliet, Illinois with his beautiful wife and two small children who like to create abstract artwork all over the house!