Ezra Jack Keats at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

 

                              

                                                 picture of The Snowy Day

 

Did you know that Ezra Jack Keats was born Jacob Ezra Katz?

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats is the first major exhibition to pay tribute to the award-winning author and illustrator of such beloved books as Whistle for Willie and The Snowy Day.  It is currently at the Jewish Contemporary Museum in San Francisco through February 24, 2013.

You can get free passes to this exhibit with the Santa Clara County Library District's Discover and Go program.

Keats's work was inspired by Asian art and haiku poetry, and he strove for simplicity in his texts. By the end of his life he had illustrated over eighty books, most of them for children. This exhibition features original works, from preliminary sketches to final paintings and collages. 

 

 Here are just a few of the many works by and about Ezra Jack Keats at the library:

Keats's Neighborhood Keats's Neighborhood

The Snowy Day The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keats Ezra Jack Keats, a biography with illustrations

A Letter To Amy A Letter To Amy

 

 

Comments

Ezra Jack Keats is Wonderful

Thank you for highlighting this wonderful artist. He has long been one of my all time favorites. It's great to see him recognized in the Bay Area!!

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