June 12 through October 31, 2010
Brilliant drawings for The New Yorker, beloved illustrated picturebooks, and the artistry of Jeanne Steig
Named the “King of Cartoons” by Newsweek, William Steig is renowned for his uproarious comic art and his best-selling illustrated children’s books and novels. During his lifetime, he kept America laughing with more than sixteen hundred drawings and one hundred seventeen covers for The New Yorker, and authored and illustrated more than twenty children’s picturebooks, including much-loved, mischievous tales like Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, which earned the artist a Caldecott Medal; the ever popular Dr. De Soto and Rotten Island; and Shrek, which has inspired feature length animated films. William Steig’s original cartoons and beloved book illustrations will be on view in this exciting installation that honors the genius of an American master. Engaging 3-D works by Jeanne Steig, the artist’s wife and creative collaborator, will be also on view.