Theodor Seuss Geisel "The Art of Dr. Seuss"


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AFA Gallery presents The Art of Dr. Seuss - A Retrospective to commemorate the 108th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and to kick off the 16th annual National Read Across America event. This sale and educational exhibition focuses on the artistic contributions made by Dr Seuss in the 20th century.

Children of all ages are invited to view exhibit on opening day, Friday, March 2nd from 10-7PM. A collection of nearly 100 pieces of art and sculptures which will be on display through the month. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10-7 PM and Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM. AFA is located at 54 Greene Street at Broome in SoHo.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." The National Education Association invites you to read to a child as part of a motivation and awareness program that celebrates reading. AFA invites you to discover the impact that Seuss has had in the world of fine art.

Educational panels from the National Touring Exhibition will be on display, along with original published work from the 1940's-1970's and a collection of fine art limited edition prints and sculpture from the Secret Art of Dr Seuss Collection. Also included are the set of 10 sculptures which were used to inspire the wacky merry-go-round and other monumental creatures that inhabit "Seussville" at Universal Studios in Orlando. Works in the exhibition have been curated from significant public and private collections, including the archives at the University of California San Diego, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, and the Dr. Seuss Estate. The exhibit also features rare originals and bronze sculptures featuring classic Seuss creatures like The Lorax and The Grinch.

Theodor Seuss Geisel (American, 1904-1991)
Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little known editorial cartoonist in the 1920's. 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.

Dr. Seuss is currently best known as one of the most beloved and bestselling children's authors of all time, having written and illustrated classics such as Green Eggs & Ham and How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Geisel was also 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. Today his "Secret Art" Collection hangs in fine art galleries around the world.

His unique artistic vision emerged as the golden thread which linked every facet of his varied career and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered 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. 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.



from March 02, 2012 to March 31, 2012
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 10-7 PM, Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM

Opening Reception on 2012-03-02 from 10:00 to 19:00

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