"In 1962 Ezra Jack Keats started a quiet revolution that in its own way
had as much influence as some of the decade’s louder protests."
The New York Times
The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats
is the first major exhibition in this country to pay tribute to
award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983), whose
beloved children’s books include Whistle for Willie, Peter’s Chair, and The Snowy Day—the
first modern full-color picture book to feature an African-American
protagonist. Published in 1962, at the height of the civil rights
movement in America, the book went on to become an inspiration for
generations of readers, transforming children’s literature forever.