Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books

Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books is organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX).

Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance, and sculpture. Curiosity and humor are underlying themes throughout his practice as an artist and storyteller, resulting in books loved by both children and adults. Jeffers’ critically acclaimed picture books have been translated into over 40 languages and sold over 10 million copies worldwide. At Joslyn, see 80 line drawings, sketches, and finished illustrations for sixteen children’s picture books including the wildly popular The Day the Crayons Quit and its sequel, The Day the Crayons Came Home, and Jeffers’ most recent book, Here We Are, a sort of user’s guide to life on Earth—all The New York Times #1 Bestsellers.

What's pictured: "We Call it Earth" sketch for Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, 2017, mixed media, gouache, gel pen, and pencil, © Oliver Jeffers