Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective

6 September – 22 October, 2016

Society of Illustrators, New York, USA

The Society of Illustrators is presenting a major retrospective to celebrate the work and career of iconic artist, AOI Patron, Ralph Steadman. This special exhibition will cover three floors of galleries and is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for the US public to view a collection of his groundbreaking pieces spanning his 50 year career.


Today, Steadman is revered by the illustration community as one of the most important and influential illustrators of our time. His art has become recognizable and celebrated by fellow artists and authors, celebrities, and the general public.

Starting with sketches from his student days, this groundbreaking exhibition will feature pieces from the legendary illustrators entire career including originals from the Watergate Hearings, his trips with Oddbins wine merchants, political satire, illustrated literary classics such as Treasure Island and Alice in Wonderland, pieces from his children’s books such as No Room to Swing a Cat and Teddy Where Are You? and his masterful portrait of Walter White from the Cult TV hit, Breaking Bad. It will also include a work from his latest project with conservationist Ceri Levi, Critical Critters, due to be published Autumn 2017 by Bloomsbury.

Steadman has also recently created artwork for the new Ed Harcourt album and single sleeves.


2nd September 2016

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