OHIO: The Start of it All
July 27 - October 14, 2017

Promotional exhibition postcard featuring illustration of an amusement park

Image Credit: Kevin Luthardt, Zoom!, pages 14-15, 2004, acrylic, 22" x 28"

Curated by Dan Chudzinski of the University of Findlay's Mazza Museum, the exhibition features 60 original children's book illustrations from the museum. Celebrate children’s book illustrations related to the great state of Ohio based on people, places, inventions, and more.


Featured artists include Lynne Avril, Fred Bender, Steve Bjorkman, Fred Brenner, Marc Brown, Francis A. Chauncy, Floyd Cooper, Hardie Gramatky, Melanie Hope Greenberg, John Steven Gurney, Steve Harpster, Syd Hoff, Gloria Kamen, Steven Kellogg, Blair Lent, Kevin Luthardt, Benton Mahan, Ron Mazellan, Michael McCurdy, Carol Nicklaus, Korky Paul, Alice and Martin Provensen, Ted Rand, Matthew Reinhart, Chuck Richards, Roger Roth, Judy Schachner, Arthur Seiden, Bonnie Shemie, David Small, Franz Spohn, Sandra Speidel, Jez Tuya, Aldren Watson, Wendy Watson, and Rosemary Wells


The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is the most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world. The museum’s goal is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people through the art of picture books.