Image from We Three Kings

The Brinton Museum presents the 13th Illustrator Show, featuring Russian-born artist and internationally known children’s storybook illustrator, Gennady Spirin. This exhibit opens in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on March 15th. Spirin is highly-acclaimed for his amazing, richly detailed illustrations of stories adapted for children’s picture books, including biblical stories of the Creation, Noah’s Ark and the Three Kings of the Orient. The Brinton’s exhibit also includes beautiful, imaginative illustrations of the timeless European fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, and the 19th century classic children’s book, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Forty-five of Spirin’s exquisite original drawings are showcased in this year’s Illustrator Show which has a focus on learning about book art illustration. The Illustrator Show offers a diverse range of educational opportunities for students of all ages, as well as adults. A reception to meet the artist takes place on Sunday, March 18, from 3 to 5 PM.

Gennady Spirin is the recipient of five Gold Medals of the Society of Illustrators and Best Illustrated Book of the Year designation by the New York Times for four children’s picture books. The artist will be in residence at The Brinton Museum from March 19 through March 23 for school tours.

The Brinton’s Illustrator Show, now in its 13th year, has been successful in providing educational programs for more than 10,000 students in Northern Wyoming.

About The Brinton Museum:
Founded in 1960, The Brinton Museum is a fine arts institution devoted to preserving the art and history of the West. Located on the historic Quarter Circle A Ranch in the foothills of the majestic Bighorn Mountains, it features 19th, 20th and 21st century American and Indian Art in a historic Western setting.


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