Picturing the World: The Art of Alice and Martin Provensen
In the forty-three years they worked together, Alice and Martin Provensen illustrated fifty-one books, including beloved Golden Book favorites and the Caldecott Award winning The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, July 25, 1909 (1987). They met in 1943 while working in the animation department of the Walter Lantz Studio, creator of the Woody Woodpecker cartoons. The experience taught them the advantages of making art collaboratively. Working closely together over the years, the Provensens’ styles became indistinguishable.
This exhibition was made possible in part by generous support from Random House / Golden Books Young Readers Group.