Thu, July 18

Dr. Seuss' Secrets of the Deep art exhibit at A Muse Gallery

In celebration of the Independent Book Publisher's 2011 award-winning book, "Dr. Seuss's Secrets of the Deep: The Lost, Forgotten, and Hidden Works of Theodor Seuss Geisel," A Muse Gallery proudly announces an exhibition commemorating this prized volume.

The Secrets of the Deep Art Exhibition presents an expanded and reorganized look at Dr. Seuss's artistic legacy with a focus on the extraordinary collection of imagery reproduced from his nearly seventy-year artistic career. This exhibition offers an insider's view of Dr. Seuss's little known private works; the windows to the world of an unassuming genius. Artistically, they embody a magical combination of the person and persona of Ted Geisel and Dr. Seuss and, in many ways, are what one imagines the Good Doctor would create late at night in his hilltop studio.

At other times, the imagery and titles stretch well beyond all preconceived notions. In either case, Seuss delivers a feast of visual stunners, dense with ideas.

Also featured are artworks and imagery from his most beloved children's books.

As children, we grew up on Seuss's playful verse and zealous imagination. As adults, we realize that Theodor Seuss Geisel is not just an important and innovative 20th-century painter but one of the few artists working in any medium who knows how to make people happy while at the same time inspiring them to think.

A Muse Gallery features original paintings, sculpture, and limited edition fine art prints in styles ranging from contemporary to traditional masterworks. The gallery represents acclaimed American and local artists.

Secrets of the Deep is a 349-page visual-history monograph on Dr. Seuss, comprised of 305 artworks, and 25 black-and-white photographs of Ted Geisel, many of which were provided by the Seuss Estate. Insightful essays complement the imagery, giving a fresh perspective into the artistic evolution of Ted's vast career. For further information, go to:

About the Artist: Theodor Seuss Geisel (American, 1904-1991)

Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little known editorial cartoonist in the 1920s. His intriguing perspective and fresh concepts ignited his career, and his work evolved quickly to deft illustrations, modeled sculpture, and sophisticated oil paintings of elaborate imagination.

Dr. Seuss is currently best known as one of the most beloved and bestselling children's authors of all time, having written and illustrated classics such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Geisel was also a political cartoonist for PM magazine during World War II, as well as a contributing illustrator for Vanity Fair and Life.  He had a long, successful advertising career, and was an Academy Award winner for his wartime documentaries, as well as his animated short film, Gerald McBoing Boing. Today his paintings hang in fine art galleries alongside old and contemporary masters including Picasso, Warhol, Rembrandt, Miró, and others.

His unique artistic vision emerged as the golden thread which linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered 44 children's books, over 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and clever humor. Geisel single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the Surrealist Movement of the early 20th century and the inspired nonsense of a child's classroom doodles.