Over the past few years, I’ve had the extraordinary opportunity to work with Josie Merck and the archives of her late husband New Yorker cartoonist, James Stevenson. Stevenson’s papers have found their home at the Beinecke Library of Yale University, and will, in the not too distant future, be open for researchers and curious minds wishing to learn more about his vast body of work. Stay tuned, as I will share more when that collection is available to the public.
In the meantime, The Bruce Museum, in Greenwich, CT, has mounted a wonderful show highlighting selections of Jim’s children’s book art, titled Fun / No Fun. This is the first public exhibition showcasing holdings from the archives, so please do pay a visit if you find yourself in the Greenwich area, December 13, 2020 – April 18, 2021.
And if you plan to celebrate the holiday season from that cozy couch you’ve gotten to know so well over these past few months, here is a chance to learn about Stevenson’s remarkable life by viewing the recently released documentary, Stevenson Lost & Found, by Sally Williams.
(Click on the image below to watch the feature film on Amazon Prime.)