DIGITAL TOUR: Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings

Gulliver’s Travels (1974)

Music Credit: 
He Ran All the Way
Bobby McFerrin
Album: Medicine Music
Written By: Bobby McFerrin

Limited edition releases by The Franklin Library, the nation’s largest distributor of classic books designed for the collector’s market, featured Jerry Pinkney’s work in the late 1970s by aligning his art with texts by acknowledged literary giants. Gulliver’s Travels, a full-length satirical work by Jonathan Swift charting the escapades of the fictional surgeon and ship captain, Lemuel Gulliver, was a welcome project. Despite struggles with dyslexia since childhood, the artist has always taken time to read manuscripts carefully, and credits his slower paced reading with an ability to absorb and portray details that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Untitled (1974)
The Clouds Continued to Roll In (2005)
Illustration for The Old African by Julius Lester
Dial Books, New York
Watercolor on paper – Collection of the artist
Untitled (1974)
The Old African Gave the Signal (2005)
Illustration for The Old African by Julius Lester
Dial Books, New York
Watercolor on paper – Collection of the artist
Untitled (1974)
How Many Want to Go to Africa With Me? (2005)
Illustration for The Old African by Julius Lester
Dial Books, New York
Watercolor on paper – Collection of the artist
Untitled (1974)
The Old African Led Them to the Bottom of the Ocean (2005)
Illustration for The Old African by Julius Lester
Dial Books, New York
Watercolor on paper – Collection of the artist
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