Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
June 29, 2013 – September 22, 2013
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
October 12, 2013 – January 5, 2014
I love the act of making marks on paper and seeing those marks develop into a picture. My intent and hope is to lead the viewer into a world that only exists because of that picture. Many of these speak to my culture, while others are based on my experience of being Black in America.-Jerry Pinkney
Experience the art of Jerry Pinkney, a master of the American picture book whose heart-warming stories reflect personal and cultural themes and explore the African-American experience in words and pictures.
Inspired by texts that speak to his emotions, the artist employs drawing as a powerful and expressive medium of communtications, as revealed in masterful illustrations for The Old African, John Henry, Black Cowboy/Wild Horses, Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales and other classic books. A beloved creator whose works have endured for generations, Jerry Pinkney is the distinguished recipient of a 2010 Caldecott Award for The Lion and The Mouse, five Caldecott Honor Medals, and five Coretta Scott King Awards, as well as many other honors for his outstanding body of work.