A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, June 30 – October 25, 2015

” I took to books immediately. With record covers I never had much to go on. I never even got to hear the music. Frequently, I wound up illustrating the title of the album, which in many cases was simply the title of the first song. With books, on the other hand, there was something that you could read, almost devour, really get your teeth into. There’s a lot of work within a book; I found it much, much more exciting. I just like to read; I like books.” — Fred Marcellino, from The Art of Fred Marcellino by Nicholas Falletta, Pulcinella Press.

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Front Jacket Illustration © 1990 by Fred Marcellino for PUSS IN BOOTS (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990). Caldecott Honor Book

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Jacket Illustration © 1990 by Fred Marcellino for PUSS IN BOOTS (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990). Caldecott Honor Book

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Jacket Illustration © 1990 by Fred Marcellino for PUSS IN BOOTS (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990)

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Illustration © 1987 by Fred Marcellino for THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Penguin Viking, 1987)

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llustration © 1992 by Fred Marcellino from THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER (Michael di Capua Books, HarperCollins Publishers, 1992)

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Jacket Illustration © 1999 by Fred Marcellino from I, CROCODILE (Michael di Capua Books, HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)

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Illustration © 1999 by Fred Marcellino from I, CROCODILE (Michael di Capua Books, HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)

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Illustration © 1995 by Fred Marcellino from THE PELICAN CHORUS AND OTHER NONSENSE (Michael di Capua Books, HarperCollins Publishers, 1995)

Images courtesy The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art