Marvin Bileck

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Marvin Bileck
I Wear my Shoes Inside Out and Rain Makes Applesauce
Graphite underdrawing, pen and black ink, and watercolor.
9 5/8 x 15 inches (244.6 x 381 mm); mount: 10 x 15 1/4 inches (254 x 387.4 mm)
Gift of the Marvin Bileck and Emily Nelligan Trust.

Marvin Bileck is renowned primarily as a printmaker and illustrator of children's books. This drawing is a study for "Rain Makes Applesauce", one of the New York Times' ten best illustrated children's books of 1964. Highly imaginative, Bileck's drawings are exquisitely detailed and full of whimsy.

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