Secret Art and Archive Works
Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Dr. Seuss created a body of irrepressible work that redefines this American icon as an iconographic American artist. Works in the Secret Art and Archive Collection are curated from significant archives including the Dr. Seuss Estate, the Dr. Seuss Archives at the Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California ─ San Diego, the Hood Museum of Art, and select public and private collections. Dating back to the 1995 book by the same name, The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss often shows a side of the artist that most readers, familiar with him through his classic children’s books, have never seen. These “Midnight Paintings,” along with significant drawings and sculpture, were often created by Dr. Seuss at night for his own personal enjoyment and were rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime. The original paintings and sculpture, which remain in their respective collections, are considered priceless and will not be made available for sale. The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection presents the exclusive authorized limited editions reproduced from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s original paintings, drawings, and sculpture.