The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel

These fabulous, whimsical paintings, created for his own pleasure and never shown to the public, show Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) in a whole new light. Depicting outlandish creatures in otherworldly settings, the paintings use a dazzling rainbow of hues not seen in the primary-color palette of his books for children, and exhibit a sophisticated and often quite unrestrained side of the artist. 65 color illustrations.

status Copy #1 (6009): in
genre Art » Artist Monographs
publisher Random House
publish date 1995
popularity checked out 2 time(s)


  • By Bill Svoboda -

    This is “Secret” in the sense of “Unknown” rather than “Concealed”. Most is not that different than Theodore Geisel’s (aka Dr. Seuss’s) more familiar illustrations- although more abstract. My only beef is that most of the paintings- which were usually not very large to begin with- have been further reduced in size to the point of losing much of their impact (If the original was 12″x17.75″-the reproduction needs to be bigger than approx. 6″x4″ – even if that means fold outs or having to turn the book sideways for viewing). Fans of Dr. Seuss and /or “cat people” will surely like this book .

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