Rare look at the secret works of Dr. Seuss
Audrey S. Geisel, Dr. Seuss's widow, has generously opened up the Estate's legendary "hat closet" to allow the public a peek at Dr. Seuss's hat collection and view their direct impact on his works of art.
Traveling in a specially retrofitted old-fashioned steamer trunk, this exhibition premiered at the New York Public Library in early 2013. After closing in Brea, the exhibition will travel to Chicago and then Northport, NY.
The "HATS OFF TO DR. SEUSS!" exhibition also features Dr. Seuss's little known "Secret Art," a series of Estate-authorized works adapted and reproduced from Ted Geisel's original drawings, paintings, and sculpture. This historic collection will be available for viewing and purchase through the run of the exhibition.
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is most famous for having written and illustrated 44 children's books, including "The Cat in the Hat," "Green Eggs and Ham," and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." He began his career as an editorial cartoonist in the 1920s. During World War II, he was a political cartoonist for PM Magazine as well as a contributing illustrator for Vanity Fair and Life. He also had a long and successful advertising career and won Academy Awards for his wartime documentaries and the 1950 animated short film, "Gerald McBoing Boing."
Dr. Seuss's unique artistic vision linked every facet of his varied career, allowing him to create his 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. His work included illustrations, modeled sculpture and sophisticated oil paintings.
For a complete schedule of the traveling exhibition, click HERE.
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