ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION
Artists as Authors: Award-Winning Illustrators Speak
Saturday, February 16
Join celebrated illustrators Gregory Manchess, David Macaulay, and Wendell Minor for a look at their experiences as artists who also author their own books. The intensive research and study that is required to build imaginary worlds inspired by reality will be explored. Gregory Manchess has created imagery for magazines, movie posters, advertising campaigns, and book covers. Paintings that appear in his recent novel, Above the Timberline, are on view.
David Macaulay is a British-born American illustrator and writer whose most famous works include Cathedral, The Way Things Work, and the Caldecott-winner, Black and White. His illustrations have been featured in popular, nonfiction books combining text and illustrations to explain architecture, design and engineering. His recently completed book, Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the New World, will be the subject of a fall 2019 Museum exhibition.
Illustrator and author Wendell Minor has created striking visual narratives and elegant designs for more than two thousand book covers and more than fifty children’s books, including Reaching for the Moon: Buzz Aldrin, Edward Hopper Paints his World, and the soon to be released Hi, I’m Norman, about the life and art of Norman Rockwell.
A reception and book signing will follow. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Free for children 18 and under.