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The Art of Dr. Seuss
Now Showing Through February 23, 2014
The Children’s Museum of Houston invites you to see The Art of Dr. Seuss, now through Feb. 23, 2014. This new exhibit will take you on a whimsical adventure as you explore Theodor Seuss Geisel’s life and unique artistic vision.
Photo Credit: Ted at the Easel
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved
Theodor Seuss Geisel (best known as Dr. Seuss)is one of the most beloved and bestselling children’s authors of all time, having written and illustrated classics such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who! and How The Grinch Stole Christmas! His artwork became the platform from which he wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books, over 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and clever humor.
Photo Credit: “He’s a Mean One” from the Seuss Prints Collection.
™ & © 1957 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved
The Art of Dr. Seuss will take you on a whirlwind adventure of original artifacts and reproduced artwork chronicling the common artistic links found throughout Dr. Seuss’s nearly 70 years of creativity. Weave through mind altering galleries of Dr. Seuss’s imaginative paintings, bronze sculptures, Unorthodox Taxidermy, Secret Art and illustrations which include favorites like The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 & Thing 2, Horton, The Lorax, Yertle the Turtle, Sam I Am and more! It also features rare images from the 1920s to 1990s that many Seuss fans have never seen. Explore known and unknown facets of Dr. Seuss’s life, including careers as an editorial cartoonist, advertiser, military propagandist, children’s book author, poet, sculptor, and influential artist.
Photo Credit: “The Cat That Changed the World”
Pre-production image from the 1957 book The Cat in the Hat
™ & © 2012 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved
‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SEUSS
Theodor Seuss Geisel (American, 1904–1991)began his career as an 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. He became a political cartoonist for PM magazine during World War II, as well as a contributing illustrator for Vanity Fair and Life. He had a long, successful advertising career, and was an Academy Award winner for his wartime documentaries, as well as his animated short film, Gerald McBoing Boing.
Dr. Seuss’s unique artistic vision emerged as the golden thread which linked every facet of his varied career. He singlehandedly 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. Today, he is recognized for his singular contribution as a unique and influential 20th century American artist, with works from the Art of Dr. Seuss hanging in galleries, significant public and private collections (including the University of California San Diego archives, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, and the Dr. Seuss Estate) alongside contemporary, modern, and old masters.
***Activities, events and times subject to change.