Signed pen-and-ink drawing by Pinkney for his edition of MORE TALES OF UNCLE REMUS, published in 1988 by Dial.
Original art: "Rabbit and Fox on Roof" from MORE TALES OF UNCLE REMUS
"Working on both the Uncle Remus tales and John Henry has shown me an important link between pivotal and opposite African American folk heroes. Brer Rabbit, the sly trickster, originated during slavery and was the first African American folk hero. Slaves who wanted to get the better of their masters needed to be cunning and sly – hence the trickster role." – Pinkney
This detailed drawing appears on page 5. Jerry Pinkney has been illustrating children's books since 1964 and has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honor Medals: in 1989 for MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND by Patricia C. McKissack (Knopf), in 1990 for THE TALKING EGGS by Robert D. San Souci (Dial), in 1995 for JOHN HENRY by Julius Lester (Dial), in 2000 for THE UGLY DUCKLING by H.C. Andersen (Morrow), and in 2003 for NOAH'S ARK. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award an astonishing five times and a Coretta Scott King Honor another five times, receiving the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement award in 2016. Pinkney has received many other awards for his body of work, including the Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators, the Drexel Citation for Children's Literature, the David McCord Award, the Philadelphia School of Art and Design Alumni Award, and the Keene State College Children's Literature Festival Award. In addition to his work on children's books, he has had single-artist retrospectives at venues ranging from the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists to the Art Institute of Chicago. Pinkney has illustrated for a wide variety of clients, including National Geographic, the National Parks Service, the U.S. Postal Service, the American Library Association and the Association of Booksellers for Children. Many of Pinkney's children's books celebrate African-American themes. A fantastic piece of original art by a major contemporary illustrator.
Read more: Pinkney, Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers.
n.p. n.p, [no later than 1988]. 7'' x 6.5'' (image) Single leaf of art paper measuring 11'' x 7.5''. Signed by Pinkney.
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