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Art for Children as Shown by Modern European Picture Books

DATES October 1929 through November 1929
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  • November 6, 1929: After a tour of seventeen museums throughout the country including nearly all the important ones as far as the Pacific Coast, the Brooklyn Museum's collection of "Art for Children as shown in Modern European Picture Books" is now on view for a limited time in the Library Gallery of the Museum.

    It is an exhibition of material purchased from a German collector. The adult books were acquired by Princeton and the Children's books by the Brooklyn Museum. Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Russia, Scandinavia and Spain are represented in the collection. Wherever it has been shown it has attracted the attention of book illustrators and the executives of children's departments of publishing houses. The result has been the translation and publishing in this country of two of the books shown in the exhibition.

    Some of the well-known artists whose work appears are: the pupils of Prof. A. Cizek of Austria; Rudolf Mates of Czechoslovakia; Arthur Rackham and W. Heath Robinson of England; Guy Arnous, M. Boutet de Monvel, Edmund Dulac, Edy Legrand and Henri Rivière of France; Gertrud Caspari, Lotte Klemm, Hermann Rombach, Paul Telemann, Hans von Vulkmann and Kaete Wolff of Germany; H. Willebeek LeMaire of Holland; I. A. Bilibin and Boris Grigoriev of Russia; Elsa Beskow, Carl Larsson, Einar Nerman, Kay Nielsen and G. A. Tenggren of Scandinavia and P. Muguruza of Spain.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1916 - 1930. 10-12/1929, 075. View Original