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Chris Van Allsburg (American, b. 1949)
The Moon Dismayed, 1993
Illustration for The Big Book for Our Planet edited by Ann Durell, et al., Dutton Children's Books, 1993
Paint, pastel, and pencil on Strathmore acid-free vellum
Signed bottom left side
Sheet 15 ¾ x 12 ½ inches
Copyright © 1993 Chris Van Allsburg

This illustration by Chris Van Allsburg is featured on the cover of The Big Book of Our Planet (1993), an anthology of over 40 children's book authors and illustrators addressing human impact on the environment. Although published in 1993, the book's message---"we can work with our planet, not against it"---is more relevant today than ever.

Van Allsburg was recognized as the 2013 Carle Honors Artist. His work has been featured in The Carle's exhibitions The Mysteries of Chris Van Allsburg (2004), Iconic Images: 10 Years of Collecting for The Carle (2012), and Eighty Years of Caldecott Books (2017).

All proceeds benefit The Carle's mission to instill a love of art and reading through picture books.

Artwork is framed by R. Michelson Galleries using archival materials.

Winners can take their artwork immediately after The Carle Honors. Absentee winners will receive their artwork via Federal Express; a flat shipping fee of $150 per artwork will apply.

Donated By Chris Van Allsburg