VILNIUS - On Sept. 19 the school Friends Select in Philadelphia opened the Lithuanian Children’s Illustration Exhibit in the Select Gallery, reports ELTA. The exhibition Contemporary Lithuanian Children’s Book Illustration presents 32 of the most outstanding illustrators of the recent decade and their works, displaying a colorful panorama of children’s book illustrations of various genres and styles.
It introduces works by three generations of Lithuanian illustrators. Artists of the senior generation, who started their creative activities in the 8th-9th decade of the 20th century during the Soviet period in Lithuania, have been actively creating in this field until the present.
Many of them are bright personalities acknowledged on the international stage whose works have been appreciated and awarded on numerous occasions; these include Stasys Eidrigevicius, Kestutis Kasparavicius, Rimvydas Kepezinskas, Mikalojus Povilas Vilutis, Leonardas Gutauskas, Irena Dauksaite-Guobiene and others. The exhibition invites viewers to take a deeper look at contemporary Lithuanian children’s books, discover their form and illustration trends and get to know the rich Lithuanian children’s literature and its remarkable artists.