Get the Picture! Contemporary Children’s Book Illustration

Exhibition Website

Jul 1 2016 - Oct 9 2016

From the sublime to the ridiculous, with remarkable creativity and wit, children’s picture book art appeals to young and old alike.

This exhibition, organized by the Brandywine River Museum of Art and guest curated by H. Nichols B. Clark, will feature an exciting selection of contemporary paintings and drawings created by eight of the most renowned artists currently working the field: Sophie Blackall, Bryan Collier, Raúl Colón, Marla Frazee, Jon Klassen, Melissa Sweet, David Wiesner and Mo Willems. 

The works reveal the artists’ broad spectrum of working methods and subject matter, as well as the ever-increasing inclusiveness in the field of children’s book illustration. Get the Picture! Contemporary Children’s Book Illustration brings the museum’s long standing commitment to the history and traditions of children’s illustration to the present day. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Books / Manuscripts
  • Contemporary
  • Illustration
  • Sophie Blackall
  • Raúl Colón
  • Mo Willems
  • and others

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