Bert Dow is a well-known character from the books of Robert McCloskey. Jane McCloskey, Robert McCloskey’s daughter, will speak about her new book about her father’s art when she visits the Northeast Harbor Library on July 27. IMAGE COURTESY OF NEH LIBRARY

Jane McCloskey to speak about new book



MOUNT DESERT — Jane McCloskey will present her newly published book about her father called “Art and Illustration of Robert McCloskey” at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m.

Primarily known for his immensely popular children’s books, such as “Make Way for Ducklings” and “Blueberries for Sal,” Robert McCloskey was first and foremost an artist and produced a large body of paintings and other artworks in addition to his sketches and illustrations for kids’ books.

In this book, Jane McCloskey looks at the range of his work from both chronological and geographic perspectives. Stopping short of critical analysis, she presented the paintings in context to McCloskey’s life and discussed his attitudes about art and his interest in design and symmetry.

Jane McCloskey lives on Deer Isle.

This talk is free and open to the public.

 

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