September 1 – October 1, 2016

RETURN to the world of JOURNEY, with an exhibit celebrating the artwork behind the award winning wordless picture book trilogy by local author and illustrator, Aaron Becker. Lauded a “masterwork” by the New York Times and selected as one of the newspaper’s best illustrated books of 2013, JOURNEY went on to win a prestigious Caldecott Honor. The series continued with QUEST in 2014, and this August concluded with RETURN, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. The show will include original artwork, sketches, artist proofs, and giclée prints from the series.

Prints, original sketches and watercolors, and artist proofs are available for purchase in our online shop.

About Aaron Becker: Aaron Becker was born in Baltimore and moved to California to attend Pomona College where he scored his first illustration job designing t-shirts for his water polo team. After attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he worked in the Bay Area as a concept designer for film companies such as ImageMovers, Disney, and Lucasfilm.  “JOURNEY”, his debut picture book, was the recipient of a 2014 Caldecott Honor. Aaron spent the 2014-15 school year with his family living abroad in Granada, Spain where he finished work on his picture book trilogy’s final chapter, “RETURN”, publishing this August. Upon his  return to the states, his family added two cats and five chickens to their Pelham home.