‘Brushes’ award winners in the Rijksmuseum

September 26 2012 - 12:20 PM Exhibition

Most beautiful children’s book illustrations exhibited.


From 27 September to 26 November 2012, the Rijksmuseum will be exhibiting the original works by all of the award winners for the most beautifully illustrated children’s books of 2011. The awards, which include the Gold and Silver Penseel (‘Brush’), were presented in the Rijksmuseum on 26 September.

The exhibition Brushes award winners in the Rijksmuseum will include drawings from the book Een vijver vol inkt (‘A Pond Full of Ink’) by Golden Brush award winner Sieb Posthuma and an excerpt from another winner of the Silver Brush, Het Muizenhuis – Sam & Julia (‘The Mouse Mansion - Sam & Julia’) by Karina Schaapman and Ton Bouwer. Illustrations from Kleine Man en God (‘Little Man and God’) by Kitty Crowther, winner of the Silver Palette, the new award for work by an international illustrator, will also be on show.

Brushes award winners in the Rijksmuseum is an annual collaboration between Stichting CNPB, a foundation for the collective promotion of Dutch books, and the Rijksmuseum as part of Children’s Book Week. The aim is to showcase picture book illustrations and to teach children how to look at art using illustrations they already know from their own books.

Wim Pijbes, General Director of the Rijksmuseum: ‘Reading is of crucial importance to a child’s development. At the Rijksmuseum, we believe that visual literacy is very important too. As such, we are thrilled that the level of illustration in children’s books in the Netherlands and beyond is so high, and, together with the CPNB, we hope to further encourage that.’

Brushes award winners in the Rijksmuseum. 25 September - 26 November 2012



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