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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Past Exhibitions

Fred Marcellino

IN THE East Gallery

A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino

Fred Marcellino’s artwork can be divided into three categories: his editorial work for magazines, his record cover and book jacket designs, and the crowning achievement of his career—his children’s book illustrations. In each arena, he quickly became one of the best. While focusing on his children’s books, A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino also touches on his unparalleled achievements in those other realms. Of special focus is his original art for Puss in Boots (1990), for which he won a Caldecott Honor award. Other featured books include A Rat’s Tale (1986), The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1992), The Wainscott Weasel (1993), The Story of Little Babaji (1996), The Trumpet of the Swan (2000), and Marcellino’s own I, Crocodile (1999). A consummate draftsman, Marcellino employed watercolor and color pencil to sensitively portray characters and settings, often creating unique perspectives and historically accurate locales.

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