Pictures for the Season

Christmas family scene by Pauline BaynesA small display of original art for Christmas and the winter season painted by Pauline Baynes is on view through December in the Special Collections Instruction Gallery, Sawyer Room 408, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Baynes (1922–2008), a prolific artist and designer, is best known as the illustrator of the “Narnia” books by C.S. Lewis and of works by J.R.R. Tolkien. Her archive and working reference collection are in the Chapin Library and available for use in the Special Collections Reading Room. The art now on exhibit was made in the 1950s and 1960s mostly for Christmas numbers of magazines, such as Holly Leaves and the Illustrated London News, or for Christmas cards, and was recently acquired on the Pauline Baynes Archive Fund. – WGH

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