The Original Art 2020: The Exhibit

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 at 11:00am

The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065

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Founded in 1980 by illustrators’ agent and art director Dilys Evans, this exhibit showcases original art from the year’s best children’s books as determined by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors, and editors. The jury also selects Gold and Silver Medal recipients for the year’s exhibit.

The 2020 Gold Medal is awarded to Cátia Chien for The Bear and the Moon (Chronicle Books). 2020 Silver Medals are awarded to Frank Morrison for R-E-S-P-E-C-T and to Jillian Tamaki for My Best Friend (both Simon & Schuster / Atheneum Books for Young Readers).

The Original Art honors exceptional children’s book artists in two other award categories each year.

The Dilys Evans Founder’s Award celebrates the year’s most promising new talent in the field. The 2020 jury has selected Peter Van den Ende for The Wanderer (Levine Querido / The Em Querido List).

The Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize artists whose body of work documents an innovative and pioneering contribution to the field. Nominees in two categories, Contemporary and Posthumous, are put forward by past chairs of The Original Art. Then the winners are selected by artists whose work has been juried into the show in previous years. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winners are Allen Say and Roger Duvoisin

On View at the Society, Online Exhibition Gallery

Exhibition Date: October 28, 2020 - December 23, 2020 


Adults: $15.00 

Children (Under 10 w/adult): FREE 

Seniors (65+): $10.00

Students (full-time undergraduate and below with current ID): $10.00 

Members (with up to 4 guests): FREE

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