Who drew the pictures in dr seuss books

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who drew the pictures in dr seuss books

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss by Dr. Seuss

These fabulous, whimsical paintings, created for his own pleasure and never shown to the public, show Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) in a whole new light. Depicting outlandish creatures in otherworldly settings, the paintings use a dazzling rainbow of hues not seen in the primary-color palette of his books for children, and exhibit a sophisticated and often quite unrestrained side of the artist. 65 color illustrations.
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The secret 'midnight paintings' of Dr Seuss – in pictures

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Seuss, was children aged 5 to 9 years old. Books like How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat have become perennial sellers, with the writer-illustrator as closely identified with childhood entertainment as Mister Rogers. But Dr. Seuss had a mischievous side, one that was in sharp contrast to the kid-friendly material that kept him at the top of the bestseller lists for decades. Largely unseen by the public, it was directed at his editorial supervisors at Random House.

His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death. Geisel adopted the name "Dr. Seuss" as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and as a graduate student at Lincoln College, Oxford. He left Oxford in to begin his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity Fair , Life , and various other publications. During World War II , he took a brief hiatus from children's literature to illustrate political cartoons, and he also worked in the animation and film department of the United States Army where he wrote, produced or animated many productions — both live-action and animated — including Design for Death , which later won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He published over 60 books during his career, which have spawned numerous adaptations , including 11 television specials, five feature films, a Broadway musical , and four television series.

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Seuss book pictures are part of the reason why stories such as Horton Hears a Who have a treasured place in every child's library. Seuss is the pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, an American writer and cartoonist. He wrote and illustrated 44 books for children under the name Dr. Seuss, including classics such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas! He also wrote several additional books for children under the name Theo LeSieg. Even though he passed away in , Theodor Seuss Geisel continues to be among the best selling children's book authors in the world.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, was a writer and cartoonist who published over 60 books. Seuss in His rhymes and characters are beloved by generations of fans. Geisel was born on March 2, , in Springfield, Massachusetts. At age 18, Geisel left home to attend Dartmouth College , where he became the editor in chief of its humor magazine, Jack-O-Lantern.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Toby N. says:

    Like Norman Rockwell, Dr. Seuss created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing, and intricate color callouts to precisely accomplish his vision for each book. and the surreal images that unfolded over six decades became the catalyst for.

  2. Alice R. says:

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  3. Hannah S. says:

    Are all works in the collection created in limited editions? . Although many of the images have appeared in Seuss books, advertisements, or political cartoons.

  4. Sadoc M. says:

    The secret 'midnight paintings' of Dr Seuss – in pictures | Books | The Guardian

  5. Elissa L. says:

    Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, After the war, Geisel returned to writing children's books, writing classics like If I Ran the Zoo (), Horton So I set to work diverting him; here was a man who could draw such pictures; he should be earning a living doing that.

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