News of interest to book collectors
The James Museum is a fascinating gallery of Western art. Situated in St Petersburg, Florida, this museum hosts a wonderful range of Western art. Many of the artists on show spent their early lives as illustrators for magazines and books – and then went on to develop their art as fine artists. Visit the James […]
Richard Hamilton (1922 – 2011), was one of the most influential British artist of his generation. His work will be celebrated with a major exhibition at Cristea Roberts Gallery, London, 5-30 January 2021. Click here to find out more.
This exhibition on Japan’s Women Printmakers (Sep 24, 2020 – Apr 11, 2021) celebrates the Joryū Hanga Kyōkai, or the Women’s Print Association of Japan. It presents the work of the group’s founding members and others who joined in later years. Many of the works by these female printmakers are now extremely rare. Only a […]
The Pallant House Gallery near Chichester in West Sussex has an exhibition of Barnett Freedman’s work from 5th August to 1st November 2020. Barnett Freedman, Eric Ravilious and Edward Burra were amongst Britain’s most sought-after commercial designers in the mid-20th century. There are also two other exhibitions: Talent: Bawden, Marx, Ravilious, and their Contemporaries and […]
Book Designer, Mark Argetsinger, has published a fascinating book Grammar of Typography in which he compares a book designer to that of an architect, where everything should be in proportion and balance. Click here to see the Grammar of Typography. Click here here to see one example of fine book design.
‘That’s America!’: a collector’s guide to American illustrators. Christie’s the auctioneers have an Online Selling Exhibition, 19 May – 19 June 2020. See also the Christie’s online magazine. Christie’s American Art specialist Paige Kestenman says this about American illustrators: “Today, their work is one of the fastest growing markets in American art, she says, with […]
An exhibition at the Heath Robinson Museum in London is the first exhibition in a public gallery of the innovative illustrator Charles Keeping. It has been extended to September 2020, so hopefully we can get to see it. Visit this page to find out more.
Storyworld is a new Dutch museum for comics, illustration, animation and games. It opened its doors on January 11 2020. Visual storytelling is at the heart of this new museum. Storyworld’s director of marketing and programming says: “For the younger generations, it shows that this kind of art, the art they like and recognize, is […]
An interesting article on the Paris apartment where Gertrude Stein, Matisse and Picasso mingled. See our book on Gertrude Stein and the artists she encouraged and collected.
Our favourite Mo Willems book is the Elephant & Piggy book from 2010, ‘We are in a Book’. Watch this YouTube video ‘ The Art of Children’s Books’ to see this profile of his work.