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Sea-Going Dilemma Fish, Worm Burning Bright in the Forest in the Night, The Facts of Life
Sea-Going Dilemma Fish
Worm Burning Bright in the
Forest in the Night
The Facts of Life
Introduction to the Art of Dr Seuss: Theodor Seuss
Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little known editorial
cartoonist in the 1920s. His intriguing perspective and fresh concepts ignited
his career, and his work evolved quickly to deft illustrations, modeled
sculpture and sophisticated oil paintings of elaborate imagination.
For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations brought a visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary worlds. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page, as in his Secret Art works – the paintings and sculptures he did at night for himself that he rarely exhibited during his lifetime. Seuss always dreamed of sharing these works with his fans and had entrusted his wife, Audrey, to carry out his wishes once he was gone. Audrey, too, believed the work deserved further recognition and that Ted himself would one day be evaluated not only as an author, but also as an artist in his own right.
In 1997, this dream was realized when The Art of Dr. Seuss project was launched. For the first time in history, collectors were able to see and acquire lithographs, serigraphs and sculptures reproduced from Geisel’s original drawings and paintings. In her introduction to the collection Audrey Geisel wrote, “I remember telling Ted that there would come a day when many of his paintings would be seen and he would thus share with his fans another facet of himself – his private self. That day has come. I am glad.”
This historic project has opened the world’s eyes to the unique artistic talent of Dr. Seuss and, as such, galleries, museums and collectors have helped make Audrey Geisel’s promise, and Dr. Seuss’s dream, a reality.
Now, just 15 years after Ted passed away, these artworks have toured to galleries and museums across the world, establishing Seuss as a significant artist of the 20th century. Today limited edition prints and sculptures of Dr. Seuss artworks are often found along side the works of Rembrandt, Picasso and Warhol.
His unique artistic vision emerged as the golden thread which linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered 44 children’s books, over 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters and clever humor. Geisel single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the Surrealist Movement of the early 20th Century and the inspired nonsense of a precocious child’s classroom doodles.
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Unorthodox Taxidermy Sculptures by Dr.Seuss
Anthony Drexel Goldfarb
Mulberry Street Unicorn
Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn
The Goo-Goo Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast
Turtle-Necked Sea Turtle
Two Horned Drouberhannis
The Archive Collection
The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
Mrs. Audrey Seuss, with gallery owners Steve & Jean Danko, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, April 2009.