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Eloise and More: The Life and Art of Hilary Knight

Posted on 21 November 2022

November 12, 2022 through March 12, 2023
Best known for his iconic illustrations of Eloise in the books by Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight has been creating art for seven decades.
Featured in the exhibition are Knight’s early advertising assignments; magazine illustrations; Eloise merchandising sketches; concept art and posters for Broadway musicals; painted fashion designs; personal photographs; sketches, concept art, and final work for several books he illustrated and some that he wrote; and a folding screen inspired by Eloise.
This exhibition featuring original art, manuscripts, sketches, photographs, music, videos and more will pay homage to the sprightly six-year-old.  Much of the work on view has rarely been seen, including trial Eloise drawings from Hilary Knight in 1954, previously unpublished drawings from Eloise in Paris, and a once-stolen Eloise portrait from the Plaza Hotel. The exhibition also explores the lives of both Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight and the life that Eloise took on after publication.
 
Where: 

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
Stockbridge , MA 01262

413-298-4100

https://www.nrm.org/2022/11/eloise/

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