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Exhibition Closes - Donkey-donkey, Petunia, and Other Pals: Drawings by Roger Duvoisin

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Synopsis: Roger Duvoisin’s remarkable children’s book illustrations have charmed and captivated generations of young readers, guiding them through some of life’s important lessons. July 11, 2015 - June 26, 2016**
Start Time: Sunday, June 26, 2016 12:00 AM
End Time: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Location: Voorhees Hall Incl Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
Category: Art
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Contact Name: Theresa Watson
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
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Born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1904, Roger Duvoisin came to the United States in the mid-1920s to work as a textile designer. In 1932, he created A Little Boy Was Drawing, his first children’s book, which he wrote and illustrated for his son. Duvoisin eventually became a celebrated illustrator of more than 140 children’s books, forty of which he also authored. Until his death in 1980, Duvoisin resided in New Jersey.

In addition to A Little Boy Was Drawing, the exhibition features original illustration drawings for some of Duvoisin’s beloved picture book classics for children. The almost 40 drawings in this display were selected from the more than 2,000 Duvoisin works in the Zimmerli’s extensive collection of American prints and drawings.

**Special Hours: Thi exhibition is open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as well as the first Tuesday evening each month. To reserve a class or group tour Tuesday through Sunday, please contact the Education Department at, at least two weeks in advance. Museum is closed to public in August. Exhibition reopens September 1.

Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families