Birds of a Feather: The Art of Eric Carle and Leo Lionni

May 11 - December 9, 2007
Central Gallery
When Eric Carle returned to America from Germany in 1952, a meeting with Leo Lionni, then art director at Fortune magazine, resulted in a friendship and a job lead. Neither Carle nor Lionni ever imagined they would later create some of the most memorable picture books of our time. The similarities between these two artists are striking: their pictures are filled with animals and nature; they draw inspiration from their childhood experiences; and their early careers in graphic design can be seen in their bold simplicity and elegant sense of design.