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The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection
The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection
Dr. Seuss    
Wednesday November 8, 2017 - Saturday January 6, 2018
6:00 - 8:00

    
Please Join us for and interesting and playful exhibit of the works of Dr. Seuss.

His artistic vision emerged as the golden thread that linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered forty-four children's books, more than 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and humor.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little-known editorial cartoonist in the 1920s.  His intriguing perspective and fresh concepts ignited his career, and his work evolved quickly to deft illustrations, modeled sculpture, and sophisticated oil paintings of elaborate imagination.  His artistic vision emerged as the golden thread that linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered forty-four children's books, more than 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and humor.

Geisel single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the surrealist movement of the early 20th century and the inspired nonsense of a child's classroom doodles.  The Art of Dr. Seuss project offers a rare glimpse into the artistic life of this celebrated American icon and chronicles almost seven decades of work that, in every respect is uniquely, stylistically, and endearingly Seussia.

Like Norman Rockwell, Dr. Seuss created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing, final line drawing, and finished work for each page of every project he illustrated.

Despite the technical and budgetary limitations of color printing during the early and mid-twentieth century, Dr. Seuss was meticulous about color selection. He created specially numbered color charts and intricate color callouts to precisely accomplish his vision for each book. Saturated reds and blues, for example, were carefully chosen for The Cat in the Hat to attract and maintain the visual attention of a six-year-old audience.

Even before Dr. Seuss's book career took off, sharp draftsman skills were evident in his editorial works, advertisements, and cartoons. His ability to move a storyline ahead via illustrations filled with tension, movement, and color became a hallmark of his children's literature, and the surreal images that unfolded over six decades became the catalyst for a humorous and inspired learning experience.

            

The Cat that Changed the World
53 x 42 Inches  Pigment Print on Paper
Yawing Cat
17 x 52.5 Inches  Pigment Print on Paper
The Cat Behind the Hat
24 x 14 Inches  Mixed Media on Canvas
Fooling Nobody
36 x 24 Inches  Limited Edition Serigraph on Canvas
Flower Fish
24 x 36 Inches  Serigraph on Canvas
Incidental Music for a New Year's Eve Party
22 x 36 Inches  Serigraph on Canvas
Raising Money for the Arts
24.5 x 28 Inches  Serigraph on Canvas
Waterfall
32 x 21 Inches  Pigment Print on Paper
Lion Stroll
28 x 40 Inches  Serigraph on Canvas
The Stag at Eve
36 x 24 Inches  Serigraph on Board
After Dark in the Park
36 x 24 Inches  Pigment Print Mixed Media on Canvas
Relaxed in Spite of It
30 x 49 Inches  Serigraph on Paper
A Man who made an Unwise Purchase
36 x 27 Inches  Serigraph on Canvas
Cat Detective in the wrong part of Town
32 x 24 Inches  Serigraph on Canvas
The Facts of Life
34 x 24 Inches  Limited Edition Pigment Print
Firebird
22 x 44 Inches  Pigment Print Mixed Media on Canvas
Worm Burning Bright in the Forest in the Night
40 x 25 Inches  Pigment Print Mixed Media on Canvas
Green Cat In Uleåborg Finland Subway
36 x 28 Inches  Pigment Print Mixed Media on Canvas
Fox in Socks - 50th Anniversary
62 x 33 Inches  Serigraph on Paper
Hop Pop Top - Diptych
25 x 31.25 Inches  Pigment Print on Paper
Stars Upon Thars - Diptcyh
21.25 x 39.5 Inches  Pigment Print on Paper
Cuddle Fish
20 x 26 Inches  Pigment Print on Paper
Horton Line Drawing
15 x 21 Inches  Pigment Print on Paper
Earth Friendly Lorax - Lavender
50 x 23 Inches  Serigraph on Paper
Earth Friendly Lorax - Orange
50 x 23 Inches  Serigraph on Paper
Earth Friendly Lorax - Salmon
50 x 23 Inches  Serigraph on Paper
Secrets of the Deep - Deluxe Edition Book with Two Prints
15.25 x 22.5 Inches  
Grinch Book Cover
14 x 11 Inches  Lithograph on Paper
Turtle Tower
24 x 14 Inches  Lithograph on Paper
Green Eggs and Ham - Inside Cover - Sold Out
14 x 12 Inches  Lithograph on Paper
The Sleep Book
9 x 12 Inches  Limited Edition Reproduction
Fox in Socks
12 x 9 Inches  Limited Edition Reproduction
Black Fish...Blue Fish...Old Fish...New Fish
9 x 12 Inches  Limited Edition Reproduction
On the Far Away Island of Salamasond, Yertle the Turtle was King of the Pond
9 x 12 Inches  Limited Edition Reproduction
The Speck-Voice Was Talking
9 x 12 Inches  Limited Edition Reproduction
Cats C, B and A
17 x 13 Inches  Serigraph on Paper
We Looked! Then we Saw Him Step in on the Mat - Single
11 x 17 Inches  Serigraph on Paper
"Oh, I'd Love to go to the Party, but I'm Absolutely Dead"
18 x 21 Inches  Serigraph on Paper
I Like Them, Sam-I-Am
28 x 38.75 Inches  Serigraph on Paper
Booby Trap
26.5 x 26.5 Inches  Serigraph on Paper
The Sneetches 50th Anniversary Print
67 x 38 Inches  Serigraph on Canvas
Sunbathing Bird
18.5 x 27.5 Inches  Pigment Print on Paper
Sam I Am - Single
14.75 x 11 Inches  Serigraph on Paper
If Santa Could do it, then so could the Grinch
11 x 14.75 Inches  Lithograph on Paper
Semi Normal Green Lidded Fawn
23 x 30 x 28 Inches  Sculpture
Cat in the Hat - Sold Out
15 x 7.5 x 12 Inches  Bronze
Green Eggs and Ham Maquette
20.5 x 9 x 8 Inches  Bronze
The Art of Dr Seuss Collection
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