About MCCLOSKEY: Art and Illustrations of Robert McCloskey;
Primarily known only for his immensely popular children's books, such as Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey was first and foremost an artist and produced a large body of paintings and other artworks in addition to his sketches and illustrations for kids' books. McCloskey's art was usually influenced by where he lived, and he lived a lot of places, from Maine to Mexico and New York to Europe and the Caribbean. In this book, McCloskey's daughter looks at the range of his work from both chronological and geographic perspectives, discussing the styles of his work and his own attitudes about art.
About Robert McCloskey; A Private Life in Words and Pictures;
Robert McCloskey was author of such famous children's books as Make Way for Ducklings, One Morning in Maine, and Time of Wonder, but little is known of his life. This memoir by his daughter Jane reveals the reclusive artist that few really knew, including his Midwestern upbringing, the pivotal event in Mexico that shaped his life, and the family's years on their island in Maine. Including never-before-seen artwork from the family archives.
About the Author:
Jane McCloskey's previous book, Robert McCloskey: A Private Life in Words and Pictures, was a personal memoir of growing up with her reclusive father. She lives in her childhood home on the island of Islesboro, Maine.
On Saturday, July 30th, 11:00-1:00, we feature MCCLOSKEY: Art and Illustrations of Robert McCloskeyby Jane McCloskey for sale/signing, including Robert McCloskey, A Private Life in Words and Pictures.