Once Upon A Time… An Exploration of Gustave Doré in the Modern Fairy Tale

August 2, 2014 - July 28, 2015
Reading Library

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art strives to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The Museum also seeks to elevate the status of children’s-book illustration as an art form. These goals are shared by many children’s-book illustrators, including nineteenth-century French artist Gustave Doré. Doré (1832-1883) is well known in the modern world for his illustrations of famous literary works such as the Bible and Dante’s Inferno. He also illustrated Charles Perrault’s Histoires ou contes du temps passé (Stories or Tales of Past Times, 1862). Perrault is the father of the fairy tale genre. His collection of stories includes early versions of “Sleeping Beauty,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” 

Curated by Stephanie Breed, Trinkett Clark Intern.