David Wiesner and the Art of Wordless Storytelling

Eik Kahng, Ellen Keiter, Katherine Roeder, and David Wiesner

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The first publication to show the creative process of David Wiesner, one of the world's most acclaimed children's book illustrators

A master of storytelling through pictures and three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, David Wiesner (b. 1956) is one of the most highly acclaimed book illustrators in the world. This handsome volume is the first to examine his creative process and his many sources of inspiration. The book features dozens of lavish color plates, from early work to the exquisitely wrought watercolors that are the basis of his  best-known books, along with pages excerpted from his forthcoming first graphic novel, Fish Girl. Also included are works by some of the artists most influential to Wiesner, including Marvel comic book legends, Surrealist and avant-garde masters, and mid-20th-century graphic artists. While illustration has often been marginalized in the world of fine art, the vibrant interplay among paintings, prints, comic books, graphic novels, iconic 20th-century films, and cartoons in Wiesner’s art gives evidence to the complexity of the American tradition of picture book illustration. 

Katherine Roeder is adjunct faculty at George Mason University and the University of Maryland, University College. Eik Kahng is assistant director and chief curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Ellen Keiter is chief curator at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
(01/29/17–05/14/17)


The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
(06/18/17–11/05/17)

"This exhibition catalog from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art offers splendid reproductions of paintings by Wiesner, whose wordless picture books have won three Caldecott Medals . . . even his best-known images look fresh."—Publishers Weekly
ISBN: 9780300226010
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
112 pages, 12 x 10
125 color illus.
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Multiples in French Painting from David to Matisse

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Picasso and Braque

The Cubist Experiment, 1910-1912

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Delacroix and the Matter of Finish

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The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy

The Shape of Things to Come

Joyce Tsai; With essays by James Merle Thomas and Friederik

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French Art of the Eighteenth Century

The Michael L. Rosenberg Lecture Series at the Dallas Museum of Art

Edited by Heather MacDonald

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Whistler in Watercolor

Lovely Little Games

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