Meet the Artist: Frank Morrison
Go behind the scenes with three-time Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator and author Frank Morrison, as he shares his process and how he went from thumbnail sketches to finished oil paintings to create the illustrations for the book The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver.
Frank Morrison is a three-time Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator and author. His graffiti-based fine art is internationally renowned. In The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver (2020, written by Gene Barretta), Morrison beautifully illustrates the story of how the young botanist’s early love for nature and his curiosity inspired him to create his own garden which led him to his distinguished career as an agricultural scientist and inventor. Morrison’s lush oil paintings bring Carver’s powerful story to life for young readers.
Focused on the enduring bonds of family and nature, this exhibition features more than 75 original artworks from eight children's books. Rooted: Family and Nature in Contemporary Children's Book Illustration is on view through Feb. 28, 2024.