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December 27, 2017

What we teach in "Creating the Picture Book" at Pratt/Manhattan

July 16, 2017

The wall decoration hints at the fun, starting right at the entryway...

No one interested in children's book art will want to miss this show, filled with examples of Hilary Knight's masterly ability to evoke character through poses and gestures rendered in utterly confi...

December 21, 2016

There's so much to think and say about the Kerry James Marshall show at the Met Breuer (forever called "Old Whitney"?)--but now the most important thing is that it will end on January 29, 2017 and shouldn't be missed.

The show is powerful on many levels.  Huge artworks...

August 15, 2016

The Noisy Book Room is one of the delightful surprises at "The Picture Book Reimagined" at the Pratt Gallery (14th St. in Manhattan, near 7th Ave.)   For a real pop, see it after the Stuart Davis show at the Whitney, a few blocks away.

The show, curated by Leonard...

August 13, 2016

This poster only hints at the marvelous art awaiting you at this show.  Major children's book artists have graduated from Pratt, including Pat Cummings, Betsy and Ted Lewin, and Arnold Lobel. Maurice Sendak. I'll be on the panel being moderated by Leonard Marcus on Sep...

July 30, 2016

How will painters deal with the ubiquity of smart phones in scenes of contemporary life?

Eric Fishl provides a compelling vision. Even without the whole explanation of how these pictures relate to the goings-on at an art fair, they say so much about our world today.

"Her...

July 8, 2016

I liked Grandma Moses, but now I love her.  It's all because of a self-portrait/caricature I spotted in a vitrine at the end of the Bennington Museum's exhibit.  I was captivated by the expression of joyous energy in her pose.

I wish I’d spent more time studying an...

April 9, 2016

 Steve and I were panicking about how we'd ever manage to fill three hours a week teaching "Creating the Picture Book" at Pratt Manhattan.  That was before the first class started and the mix of lecture and workshopping became a juggling act. 

 

The students ha...

March 29, 2016

                                                "Untitled, 2009"  by Kerry James Marshall

 

There are so many surprises at this show, now at the Met/Breuer,...

March 25, 2016

 

Kids having a cozy time with Steve Henry's new book, HERE COMES BIG BUNNY. Seeing this picture he said, "That's why you do it." 

 

Originally from Nashville, Steve is a city lover through and through. Witness the multiplicty of busy city dwellers and many arch...

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