My Friend: Eric Rohmann

August 6 – October 30, 2016 - Mr. and Mrs. Chesley G. Magruder Gallery II

This exhibition includes drawings, paintings and prints of children’s book art by author-illustrator Eric Rohmann. Rohmann holds degrees in fine arts from Arizona State University and Illinois State University and currently lives in a suburb of Chicago. In addition to writing and illustrating children’s books, he has taught drawing and printmaking. His artwork has been featured in various exhibitions and permanent collections throughout the country.

Rohmann has created book jackets for a number of novels, including the cover for The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman. He won a Caldecott Honor award for Time Flies, and a Caldecott Medal award for My Friend Rabbit. Illustrations from those and ten other books are represented — including Bone Dog, Clara and Asha and The Cinder-Eyed Cats — among over 70 finished artworks, sketches, storyboards and process pieces.

This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.

My Friend: Eric Rohmann is sponsored in part by Harriett’s Charitable Trust and the Insurance Office of America.

Title page for the book Time Flies

Title page for the book Time Flies

Eric Rohmann

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Pteranodons chases bird who finds a Camarasaurus

Eric Rohmann

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Pteranodons flock

Eric Rohmann

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Girl on a polar bear with snow capped mountains in the background

Eric Rohmann

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In faraway lands

Eric Rohmann

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The Prairie Train entered Conor's dream

Eric Rohmann

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The train slowed down until it was almost at a standstill

Eric Rohmann

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The animals all fall down

Eric Rohmann

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And tonight?

Eric Rohmann

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Ella and Gus had been friends for a long, long time

Eric Rohmann

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