Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little known editiorial cartoonist in the 1920's. 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. Seuss' unique artistic vision emerged as the golden thread which linked every facet of his varied career and his artwork, since it was the platform from which he delivered 44 children's books, over 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editiorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and clever humor.
The art of Dr. Seuss offers a rare glimpse into the artistic life of this celebrated American icon and chronicles almost seven decades of work that, in every respect, is uniquely, stylistically and endearingly "Seussian." Works in this collection have been reproduced from significant public and private collections, including the University of California San Diego and the Estate of Dr. Seuss. It is with tremendous enthusiasm that we present nearly 70 years worth of American history via the timeless, groundbreaking, and imminently fun work of Theodor Seuss Geisel.