Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome
8/24/2019 - 2/9/2020

Coretta Scott King Award-winner James E. Ransome has illustrated over sixty children’s picture books, covering a wide range of subjects. What the ones represented in this exhibition have in common is the celebration of some of the simplest, and most joyful, moments in our lives. Ransome’s vivid oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings depict inspiring stories about unknown characters like Uncle Jed and Aunt Flossie, and individuals who made history like Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Louis Armstrong, and Satchel Paige.

What's pictured: "As a semipro pitcher, Satchel developed his own unique style." from Satchel Paige, 2000, acrylic on paper, © James E. Ransome

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX) and sponsored at Joslyn Art Museum by Cynthia Epstein and David Wiesman.