(CBS) — We’ve all grown up with the beloved works of Dr. Seuss. Now a gallery dedicated to his art.
“You’re certainly going to see the work that you know and love from Seuss’ best known children’s books but you’re also going to see these midnight paintings that he did which really stretch well beyond preconceived notions of Dr. Seuss’ artwork,” said Bill Dreyer, curator of The Art of Dr. Seuss.
Dreyer says his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page to his collection of secret art.
“That is the collection of paintings and sculptures he did at night from himself that he rarely if ever exhibited in his lifetime.”
Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss is currently best known as one of the most beloved and best-selling children’s authors of all time, having written and illustrated classics such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas!. Geisel was also a political cartoonist for PM Magazine during World War II, as well as a contributing illustrator for Vanity Fair and Life.
The grand re-opening of The Art of Dr. Seuss gallery will be next weekend at Water Tower Place. The exhibit will take up a permanent space along Michigan Avenue.
A portion of every sale made from June 14-June 29 will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital. Guests are encouraged to RSVP at 312-475-9620 or visit www.drseussgallery.com for more information.