Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle
Closed July 21, 2013
Eric Carle is primarily known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and over 70 picture books done in his colorful collage technique. For the first time, visitors will have a chance to see the remarkable variety of paintings, sculptures, and personal sketches that he has been making privately for more than 60 years.
Starting with his career as a poster artist in the 1940s and carrying through to the street photographs he is shooting today, this exhibition provides viewers a chance to see what the artist himself calls his “ArtArt.” This selection provides a surprisingly intimate window into the full range of his imagination and talents, including glass sculpture and costume design for opera.
Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle was organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA, in cooperation with Tacoma Art Museum.
The exhibition is generously sponsored by ArtsFund, Russell Investments, andStebich Ridder International. Additional support provided by Helen and Peter Bing,and Cathy Ebert and Karl Saberg.