The Art of Dr. Seuss

The Art of Dr. Seuss

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    ABOUT OUR COLLECTION

    Ao5 Gallery has been proud to host one of the world’s largest collections of The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss for over two decades. The collection is comprised of estate authorized limited edition reproductions of Dr. Seuss’s original art, specially chosen by Audrey Geisel and the estate curator for publication and release. Ao5 Gallery has a permanent display of Dr. Seuss art for you to enjoy every time you visit!

    As you explore the artworks below, you may notice that some of them are listed as “Sold Out”. This means that edition is now sold out from the publisher. It does not mean that we do not still have one in our collection. Please contact us with any questions about acquiring a specific work for your collection.

     

    Secret and Archived Works

    Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Dr. Seuss created a body of irrepressible work that redefines this American icon as an iconographic American artist. Works in the Secret Art and Archive Collection are curated from archives including the Dr. Seuss Estate, the Dr. Seuss Archives at the Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California ─ San Diego, the Hood Museum of Art, and select public and private collections.

    Illustration Art

    Like Norman Rockwell, Dr. Seuss created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing, final line drawing, and finished work for each page of every project he illustrated. Even before Dr. Seuss’s book career took off, sharp draftsman skills were evident in his editorial works, advertisements, and cartoons.

    Unorthodox Taximdermy

    When Ted’s dad became the superintendent of parks at the Springfield Zoo, he also became an unexpected resource, who aided and abetted his son’s artistic efforts. Zoo animals that had met their demise lived on as their bills, horns, and antlers were shipped to Ted’s New York apartment to become exotic beaks and headdresses on his bizarre taxidermy sculptures.

    Bronze Tribute

    Dr. Seuss’s impact on the 20th and 21st century American art scene was profound, with many of today’s most well-known artists citing Dr. Seuss as a key influence in their own artistic development. To celebrate his artistic legacy, a bronze tribute collection of iconic sculpture was created to pay homage to Ted Geisel’s books, characters, and lasting messages.