Into the Wood: Antonio Frasconi's Art for Children

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Into the Wood: Antonio Frasconi's Art for Children

Time: March 16, 2010 at 10am to June 13, 2010 at 4pm
Location: The Eric Carle Museum Picture Book Art
Street: 125 West Bay Road
City/Town: Amherst, MA 01002
Website or Map: http://www.carlemuseum.org
Phone: (413) 658-1100
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: The Eric Carle Museum
Latest Activity: Mar 4, 2010

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In The East Gallery
Into the Wood: Antonio Frasconi's Art for Children
March 16 - June 13, 2010
Legendary artist Antonio Frasconi turns ninety-one this year. Born in Uruguay to Italian parents, Frasconi came to New York to pursue his dream of being an artist — and was quickly recognized as one of the most innovative illustrators of his time. Best known for his intricate woodcuts and powerful social commentary, Frasconi also created a beautiful series of children’s books, inspired by the birth of his sons, Pablo and Miguel. One of his best known, See and Say: A Picture Book in Four Languages [1955], was groundbreaking — a book not as much about learning to speak four different languages as it was to experience them as part of Frasconi’s vision of a vast and complex world. In addition to the original art from his picture books, the exhibition includes books created in such small editions they are rarely available to a wide audience for viewing.

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