Theodor Seuss Giesel, lovingly known as Dr. Seuss, created hundreds of fantastical characters: The Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, the Lorax, Yertle the Turtle, Horton, and many more. His whimsical characters and playful stories changed the world of children’s books and continue to be favorites. Even as adults you can’t help but fall in love with Dr. Seuss’s absurd characters and magical worlds.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises was created before Geisel passed away in 1991. The Enterprise archived years of Seuss’s illustrations, concept drawings as well as Seuss’s secret arts that he created for his own pleasure. Now Dr. Seuss Enterprise brings that same art to the public to rekindle the joy when seeing the Grinch’s heart grow two sizes or the Cat in the Hat strolling through the doorway before chaos ensued. Dr. Seuss’ art consists of five collections: his illustration art, secret art, his archived collection, the unorthodox taxidermy, and his bronze sculptures.
The Art of Dr. Seuss is currently being exhibited at Huckleberry Fine Art showcasing all the lovable characters! The Cat in the Hat, The Grinch, and The Lorax are on display, along with Seuss’s secret art and unorthodox taxidermy (rarely seen by the public). The collection includes “The Cat that Changed the World” from the Archive Collection of the famous “The Cat in the Hat,” and “After Dark in the Park,” straight from Dr. Seuss’ Secret Art Collection.
The strangest pieces out of the five collections are the Unorthodox Taxidermy. These sculptures of never-before-seen characters are mounted on plaques and hung on the walls like prize-winning bucks. Playful names stay true to the Dr. Seuss style, such as “The Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast,” and “The Flaming Herring.”
“Dr. Seuss’ intense focus and care in creating his artworks are the reason his books still hit the best sellers lists,” said Boots Harris, owner and operator of Huckleberry Fine Art. “We are proud to bring the art of the legendary artist to the Washington metro region.”