A new exhibition has opened in Chicago’s Art Institute which takes a look at the sometimes overlooked, yet beautiful illustrations in children’s books. The show entitled Everyday Adventures Growing Up: Art from Picture Books, highlights three different illustrators, Nancy Carlson, Peter McCarty, and Timothy Basil Ering. About the artists from the museum’s website:
Nancy Carlson, award-winning illustrator of more than 50 books, including the Harriet books and the Loudmouth George and Louanne Pig series, delivers reassuring stories in bold, cheerful color. Peter McCarty, whose books include Moon
Plane, Little Bunny on the Moon, and the Caldecott award winner Hondo and Fabian, creates a soft, spare, and evocative world using black and white with touches of color. And Timothy Basil Ering, illustrator of The Tale of Desperaux and Finn Throws a Fit among others, captures the essence of individual books with the energy and inventiveness of an actor bringing a fascinating character to life.
Everyday Adventures Growing Up will be on display through November 28th in both the regular galleries and the children’s wing.
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