Come Discover The World With Peter Sis - Issues Forum
For Release: April 20, 2005College Station, TX - The Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library will be one of six stops for the art exhibit Discovering the World with Peter Sís. Sís’s artwork is filled with originality and creativity. His picture books for children are intricately drawn with graphic elegance and complexity that make them appealing to adults as well. They cover topics ranging from his father’s experiences in Tibet to the persecution of the astronomer Galileo to Darwin’s travels aboard The Beagle. The stories and illustrations show how exciting and magical our world is. The Bush Museum Issues Forum will host Sís's publicist Anne Elisabeth Suter, who will speak about Sís and his work.
PETER SÍS, internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker, was born in Czechoslovakia in 1949. He attended the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. He began his career as a filmmaker and won many awards. In 1982, Sís was sent to Los Angeles to produce a film for the 1984 Winter Olympics. The film project was canceled, but Sís decided to stay in the United States where he was introduced to children's book editors in New York. so he moved there in 1984 to begin a new career. In addition to writing and illustrating books, Sís's editorial illustrations have appeared in many magazines. He has published nearly 1,000 drawings in The New York Times Book Review and has designed many book jackets and posters.
The Issues Forum begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bush Complex. Preceding the forum, at 6:00 p.m., there will be a ribbon cutting opening the exhibit. Book plates with Sís’s signature will be available. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are recommended. For more information, or to make reservations, call Amanda Urrutia at 979-691-4015. The exhibit will be in the Ansary Gallery of American History from April 22 to July 4.