From November 17th through December 31st, LaMantia Gallery will present “The Art of Dr. Seuss – Rare Editions Event”. Celebrating the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel, this exhibit will feature a selection of now-rare editions from the Secret Art, Unorthodox Taxidermy Sculpture and Archive Collections. The exhibition offers an extraordinary look into the artistic life of ‘Dr. Seuss’ with a focus on his private collection of paintings and sculptures created throughout his nearly 70 years of artistic innovation.
Artist representative, Jeff Schuffman will be present at LaMantia Gallery the opening day of the exhibit, Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th, to provide insights into Geisel’s artistic life, his unique vision and his impact on American culture.
About the Artist: Theodor Seuss Geisel (American, 1904–1991)
Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little known editorial cartoonist in the 1920’s. His intriguing perspective and fresh concepts ignited his career, and his work evolved quickly to deft illustrations, modeled sculpture and sophisticated oil paintings of elaborate imagination.
Dr. Seuss is currently best known as one of the most beloved and bestselling children’s authors of all time, having written and illustrated classics such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Geisel was also a political cartoonist for PM magazine during World War II, as well as a contributing illustrator for Vanity Fair and Life. He had a long, successful advertising career, he was an Academy Award winner for his wartime documentaries, as well as his animated short film, “Gerald McBoing Boing.” Today his paintings hang in fine art galleries along side Old and Contemporary Masters including Picasso, Warhol, Rembrandt, Miro and others.
His unique artistic vision emerged as the golden thread which linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered 44 children’s books, over 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters and clever humor. Geisel single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the Surrealist Movement of the early 20th Century and the inspired nonsense of a child’s classroom doodles.
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