Sunday, November 01, 2009
2009 Original Art: The Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration
The Original Art, an exhibit celebrating the fine art of children's book illustration, is on display at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators from October 22 through November 25, 2009. With the growing demand in children's book production came the strengthened interest in the art behind the book. Founded in 1980 by Illustrator and Art Director Dilys Evans, this annual exhibit showcases the original art from the year's best children's books. Selected by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors and editors, this year's show features 125 books chosen from 548 entries submitted nationwide.