A Sense of Place: Children's Book Illustrations by Catherine Stock

Sep 01, 2007 - Jan 28, 2008
Duvoisin Gallery

Art selected from two books illustrated by Catherine Stock, Galimoto and A Very Important Day, demonstrate how an artist attunes her approach to very different subject matter and locations. 

Stock’s translucent, lyrical watercolors for Galimoto describe a day in the life of a Malawian boy who decides to make his own wire toy. A handmade toy similar to one illustrated in the book is on view in the gallery.

Crisp, jewel-toned watercolors for A Very Important Day follow diverse people on the day they or family members become American citizens. Stock’s illustrations celebrate the book’s Manhattan setting.


Catherine Stock

Illustration for Galimoto

Watercolor on paper

Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
Gift of the artist, © Catherine Stock 1990