還記得剛搬來紐約那年,去參觀的第一個展覽,就是紐約插畫家協會(Society of Illustrator)的繪本原畫展The Original Art。這項展覽從1980年由插畫經紀人和藝術總監Dilys Evan所創立,一年一度挑選出該年最好的兒童繪本插畫,在插畫家協會的美國插畫美術館(The Museum of American Illustration)展出。身為一位繪本熱愛者和插畫創作者,這項展覽是我在紐約每年不容錯過的活動。幸運的是,美國插畫美術館允許參觀者自由拍照(不可用閃光燈),讓我得以將許多傑出的美國插畫作品,介紹給無法親自來紐約看展的插畫同好以及插畫生活的讀者。

繪本原畫展現場,中央陳列了該年出版的傑出繪本

繪本原畫展現場,中央陳列了該年出版的傑出繪本

2013年的展覽共挑選出125本繪本,並從中選出金牌獎和銀牌獎。今年的金牌獎得主是Jennifer Yerkes,作品為《A Funny Little Bird》;銀牌獎得主有兩位,分別是Jon Klassen的作品《The Dark》,和Simona Mulazzani的作品《I Wish I Had…》。

現在就讓我們一起欣賞這次展出的精彩作品。

Carin  Berger | Stardines Swim High Across the Sky: and Other Poems

Carin Berger | Stardines Swim High Across the Sky: and Other Poems

Gennady Spirin | Frog Song

Gennady Spirin | Frog Song

金獎得主:Jennifer Yerkes | A Funny Little Bird

金獎得主:Jennifer Yerkes | A Funny Little Bird

Kadir Nelson | Nelson Mandela

Kadir Nelson | Nelson Mandela

Jerry Pinkney | The Tortoise and the Hare

Jerry Pinkney | The Tortoise and the Hare

Paul Pope | Battling Boy

Paul Pope | Battling Boy

Daniel Nevins | With a Mighty Hand The Story in th Torah

Daniel Nevins | With a Mighty Hand: The Story in th Torah

Mick Wiggins | Planes Fly!

Mick Wiggins | Planes Fly!

Elly Mackay | If You Hold a Seed

Elly Mackay | If You Hold a Seed

Anna Raff | World Rat Day: Poens about Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of

Anna Raff | World Rat Day: Poens about Real Holidays You’ve Never Heard Of

上:Chris Raschka | When Lions Roar 下:Anna Raff | World Rat Day: Poens about Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of

上:Chris Raschka | When Lions Roar | 下:Anna Raff | World Rat Day: Poens about Real Holidays You’ve Never Heard Of

Betsy Lewin | Click, Clack, Boo!

Betsy Lewin | Click, Clack, Boo!

David Shannon | Bugs in My Hair!

David Shannon | Bugs in My Hair!

Chris Gall | Awesome Dawson

Chris Gall | Awesome Dawson

Charles Vess | The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

Charles Vess | The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

Steve Jenkins | The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest–and Most Surprising–Animals on Earth

Steve Jenkins | The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest–and Most Surprising–Animals on Earth

Brian Pinkney | Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed Ameica

Brian Pinkney | Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed Ameica

圖多待續。想要多瞭解這次參展繪本的資訊,可以到插畫生活的「插畫書房」目錄”The Original Art 2013″查詢。