Peter Sis - Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

December 21, 2010-April 28, 2011

Location: Ruth Youth Wing Library

Artist: Peter Sis

Curator: Nurit Shilo-Cohen

Media: Illustration

This exhibition presents original illustrations, photographs, and objects related to The Wall, an illustrated book by Czech artist Peter Sis. This autobiographical book deals with Sis's childhood and young adulthood behind the Iron Curtain in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The book was published in the United States, where Sis has lived since 1984, and has won many prizes, including a designation as a Caldecott Honor Book. This exhibition is held in collaboration with the Czech Center Tel Aviv.