Michael Kuch: The Little River

Michael Kuch was chosen to design and illustrate this unpublished manuscript by Margaret Wise Brown, author of Good Night Moon, The Runaway Bunny and many other classics. Using soft ground etching with elements from nature, Kuch created richly textured imagery following the collage tradition of Eric Carle, Leo Leoni & Ezra Jack Keats. Passages of the narrative too effervescent for linear portrayal, such as the River foaming, were illustrated with paste papers.

Published by Two Ponds Press, this book was recently honored with two awards at the UK Fine Press Book Fair in Oxford England, receiving both The Judges’ Choice Award and the Parrot Prize for the best illustrated book printed in the last two years, an unprecedented achievement. R. Michelson Galleries is honored to present the first full scale exhibit of these important images.