The Snowy Day & the art of Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day & the art of Ezra Jack Keats
Photograph: Ezra Jack Keats, Courtesy Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Final illustration for The Snowy Day, 1962 by Ezra Jack Keats

The first major US exhibition paying tribute to legendary children's book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats takes up a five month residency at the Skirball Cultural Center. Keats is best known for his pioneering book, the Caldecott Medal-winning The Snowy Day. Published at the height of the civil rights movement in 1962, it was the first full-color children's book to feature an African American protagonist. The Snow Day included, more than 80 original Keats works will be on view at the exhibition, from early sketches to final paintings taken from the Brooklyn-born artist’s most beloved books. Marvel at his use of bold colors and even bolder symbolism during museum hours through September 7.

By: Amanda Montell

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