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The Art of Eric Carle

The Art of Eric Carle

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Celebrate the beauty and joy of Eric Carle's artwork with this ultimate collection of his work, complete with essays, his bold, colorful collage illustrations, and so much more!

Eric Carle's life and work are explored in this comprehensive and updated portrait that includes:

  • A brand-new and refreshed cover
  • More than sixty full-color illustrations from his books
  • Full-color art pieces showcasing his art style beyond his book work (New to this edition!)
  • A moving autobiographical account of his life (updated for this edition)
  • An insightful speech by Eric Carle originally given at the Children's Literature Center in the Library of Congress
  • A photographic essay on how he creates his collages
  • A full-color illustrated bibliography of all of his books
  • Anecdotal reflections by Ann Beneduce, his longtime friend and editor of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Essays on the power of his art by his German publisher, Dr. Viktor Christen, and Takeshi Matsumoto, curator at the Chihiro Iwasaki Museum in Tokyo. New for this edition, essays by Nicholas B. Clark, chief curator and founding director of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and Alexandra Kennedy, executive director of The Carle.
This is a stunning volume for friends and followers of Eric Carle, one of the twentieth century's most distinguished illustrators of children's picture books.
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About the Author

Eric Carle Born in the United States, Eric Carle was taken as a six-year-old child by his parents back to their native country, Germany. Later, he studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Academy of Applied Arts) in Stuttgart, and returned to New York in his early twenties as a graphic designer and artist. His many picture books are now known and loved by children around the world.In 2002, Eric and his late wife, Barbara, opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, in Amherst, Massachusetts, where the works of distinguished picture book artists, nationally and internationally acclaimed, are exhibited in three spacious galleries.

Eric Carle passed away in 2021, at the age of 91.

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