Ed Emberley: The Kids Are All Right
From his home in Ipswich, Massachusetts and for nearly sixty years, Ed Emberley has been turning out books for children. At age 85, he is still restlessly creative, continuing to work in many styles that make him one of the most compelling and diversified living American illustrators. Whether masterful line drawings, woodcuts, print-based work, or digital illustration, Emberley has kept moving, too curious to settle into the comfort of one technique or style. His 1970 Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals and the series that followed would influence generations of young artists—and, most importantly, instill a confidence and joy that kept them drawing.
January 12, 2017