Once again, the Museum was pleased to present original, hand-colored etching illustrations by Arthur Geisert from one of his recent children’s books, Oops! published in 2006 by Houghton Mifflin. This wordless book tells the story of cause and effect as a family of pigs starts off innocently one morning eating breakfast when a glass of spilled milk causes a chain reaction of events that eventually leads to a giant boulder falling on the house, leaving the family without a house but with each other.
Though born and educated in California, Arthur has lived in the mid-west for the majority of his artistic career – in Galena, Illinois and now in Bernard, Iowa. Geisert has illustrated 22 children’s books for which he has received numerous awards including one bestowed by the NY Times for Best Illustrated Book. His humorous cartoons (for adults), also appear in the New Yorker magazine.