“Down the Rabbit Hole with Lewis Carroll and Leonard Weisgard”

A series of photographs by Drew Tudman from the exhibition that was held at the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (September 2011). ellipse_gallery350 - Kopi

A department of the Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno, the Center is one of North America’s leading resources for the study of children’s and young adult literature.

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Here is the display of Lewis Carroll materials from the Arne Nixon Center’s extensive collection, including original art by Leonard Weisgard for his 1949 edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Materials on loan included original Alice-themed art by Charles M. Schulz for his “Peanuts” comic strip loaned by the Charles M. Schulz Museum, anamorphic Alice bronze sculptures loaned by artist Karen Mortillaro, and original art loaned by author/illustrator Byron Sewell.

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The third-floor Pete P. Peters Ellipse Balcony showed additional illustrations from picture books by Leonard Weisgard.

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Leonard Marcus gave a wonderful lecture entitled “Revolution in 32 Pages: How Leonard Weisgard and Friends Re-Invented the American Picture Book.”

More about Leonard Marcus here>> http://www.leonardmarcus.com/index.html