Artist Tony DiTerlizzi To Present Talk on Fantasy Illustration at Norman Rockwell Museum

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Tony DiTerlizzi, "Self Portrait" (from "Ted")
Tony DiTerlizzi, Self-Portrait, 2001. Acryla Gouache on Bristol board.
Illustration from Ted, 2001. ©Tony DiTerlizzi. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, March 20, 2018—As part of its Picturing The Fantastical series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening lecture with illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi on Saturday, April 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Known for his successful book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi is the subject of Norman Rockwell Museum’s current exhibition Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi. The award-winning artist will discuss his illustrations for such games as Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, and such picture and chapter books as Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure, The Spider & The Fly, Kenny and the Dragon, Ted, the WondLa Trilogy, and The Story of Diva & Flea. A reception will follow the event, which is free for Museum members, children 18 and under, or with regular Museum admission. 

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

On view through May 28, 2018

Known for his successful book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, Tony DiTerlizzi is widely celebrated for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites, and goblins. Never Abandon Imagination showcases over 150 original paintings and drawings, from the games Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, to his many fantasy and children’s books, in addition to artworks from his childhood and college years. The exhibition highlights the artist’s influences and artistic process, and includes original art from such award-winning books as The Spiderwick ChroniclesTedThe Spider and the Fly; The Story of Diva and Flea; and The WondLa Trilogy, which have inspired a new generation of young readers. 

The exhibition is sponsored in part by The Keator Group, LLC and The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. Additional support provided by Simon & Schuster, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Gotham Group, The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, and The Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Media sponsor: WGBY Public Television.