For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought a visual dimension to his fantastic and imaginary literary worlds. His artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and yet, to this day, his artistic talent is virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) created paintings, drawings and sculpture. This exhibition showcases a compelling selection of artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection.

Visitors will get an opportunity to see – and purchase – works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, as well as a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork. The concept drawings included in this historic exhibition offer a rare, behind-the-scenes view into Theodor Seuss Geisel’s artistic process. With simply a pencil, paper, and his trusted drawing table, these never-before-seen characters passed from the ethereal to the tangible in a series of frenetic, bold, and distinctly spontaneous concept drawings.

These were dress rehearsals. They were the first spark of an idea and marked the inception of such iconic characters as The Cat in the Hat, Horton, and Sam-I-am.

Image: C. Dr Seuss Enterprises L.P. Courtesy of The Chase Group