The Frick Art and Historical Center presents Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children’s Book Illustration


PITTSBURGH, PA.- The Frick Pittsburgh will welcome spring early this year, with a charming exhibition, Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children’s Book Illustration, on view at The Frick Art Museum from February 11 through May 20. The exhibition of 40 illustrations and 13 books will provide an appealing survey of drawing styles and techniques from Randolph Caldecott (1846–1886) in the 19th century to Chris Van Allsburg (b. 1949) in the 20th and 21st.—with many delightful and familiar artists in between including Ernest Shepard (1879–1976), Maurice Sendak (b. 1928), Tomie dePaola (b. 1934), and Jules Feiffer (b. 1929). The exhibition will remain on view through May 20, 2012, and admission is free. Draw Me a Story presents a unique opportunity for the Frick to connect the interests of parents and children across time, beginning with the period of the Fricks and moving to the present day, the charm and