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Eric Carle, Alternate illustration for ‘Friends.’ Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle. © 2013 Penguin Random House LLC.

Eric Carle museum honors late cofounder with colorful, joyful exhibition

Eric Carle, Alternate illustration for ‘Friends.’ Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle. © 2013 Penguin Random House LLC.

Eric Carle, Alternate illustration for ‘Friends.’ Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle. © 2013 Penguin Random House LLC.

AMHERST, Mass. – The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art celebrates its beloved late co-founder Eric Carle in the exhibition Color | Joy | Eric Carle, which is on now through March 6, 2022. The exhibition highlights Carle’s passion for nature and his love of color with original collage illustrations from his picture books as well as a selection of his abstract art. More than half of the 70 artworks on view have never been publicly displayed.

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In Memoriam: Children’s book author Eric Carle, 91

Cover of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. Fair use of low-resolution image per US Copyright Law

NEW YORK (AP) – Eric Carle, the beloved children’s author and illustrator whose classic “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and other works gave millions of kids some of their earliest and most cherished literary memories, has died at age 91.

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