It's Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight
More than 60 years after her debut, Eloise remains a six-year-old star. Her voice was cabaret star Kay Thompson’s. The pictures came from the pen of the artist Hilary Knight. Their unlikely collaboration was the formula from which the successful Eloise series was born. This exhibition includes more than 90 artworks from the Eloise collaborations—as well as art from the rest of Knight’s prodigious career as a children’s book artist, poster artist, magazine illustrator, and painter. And, for the first time since its infamous disappearance from the Plaza Hotel in 1960, Knight’s original 1956 Eloise portrait is on public display.
Curated by Jane Bayard Curley.
This exhibition was generously supported by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, the Walton Family Foundation, Brenda Bowen and Michael Smith, and an anonymous donor.