Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art

| May 2, 2013

The Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art is an absolute knockout collection of drawings! It is nearly impossible to select a highlight or two (or three!) to share but I will try my best. The Collection was started by TC professor Edwin Ziegfeld in the 1950s and grew to contain around 350 works of art made by children aged 10 to 18. The countries represented range from Portugal, Germany, South Africa and more. What strikes me the most about some of these works is the perspective in which they are done.  Here is a nice example of what I am talking about:

This is not an easy vantage point to describe visually and yet the 16 year-old girl that drew this conveys precisely that late autumn feeling as the last of the leaves have given way and the sun’s light becomes more diffused.

There are so many wonderful images to share from this collection, none of which feel forced or self-conscious which is evident in the confident mark making each artist set out to create with. So, enough blah-blahing, here are just a few of my favorites but you should definitely have a look for yourself here.