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Michael Patrick Hearn on Arthur Rackham and Children’s Illustration
November 18, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Baldwin Library Speaker Series
Monday November 18, 6:00 pm – 7:00pm
Smathers Library, Room 1A
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, The Howe Society, and the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture are pleased to present guest speaker Michael Patrick Hearn. Hearn is a leading American scholar on children’s illustration and the Wizard of Oz. Notable works include: The Annotated Wizard of Oz, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book, Myth, Magic, and Mystery: One Hundred Years of American Children’s Book Illustration, and From Silver Age to Stalin: Russian Children’s Book Illustration.
Hearn’s talk will open the George A. Smathers Libraries exhibition of illustrations by Arthur Rackham. On view November 12 through December 13, When Phantasie Takes Flight: the Art & Imagination of Arthur Rackham explores the breathtaking artwork of renowned British illustrator Arthur Rackham and also places his work within the broader context of children’s illustration from 1823 to 2010.