A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino

June 30 - October 25, 2015
East Gallery

The crowning achievement of Fred Marcellino’s varied career was his children’s book illustrations. This exhibition focuses on his original art for Puss in Boots (1990), for which he won a Caldecott Honor. 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.