Art at the Library presents Syd Hoff: Finding Home

Miami Beach Regional Library. From June 14 through October 1, 2012.

Beloved children's book author and illustrator Syd Hoff made Miami Beach his home and there created his best-loved characters like Danny and the Dinosaur (1958) and Sammy the Seal (1959). Syd Hoff: Finding Home is organized for the humorist's 2012 centennial and curated by Miami-based journalist Dina Weinstein.

The exhibition traces the life, achievement and influences of the prolific cartoonist and author through the curator’s visual aids and research. It consists of a series of creative “storyboards” composed of research notes, fact-finding footnotes, and humorous commentaries collected and written by Weinstein. Along with photographic reproductions, text panels, and books, books, the materials will trace Hoff’s early career and development.

Sections will include Hoff's work with the Lyrical Left in the 1930s, his New Yorker cartoons focusing on outer-borough tenement dwellers, his syndicated comics and cartoons, and the made-in-Miami/Cold War/Baby Boom children's literature for which he is best known. Exhibition-goers will see the connection between Hoff's storybook characters' search for belonging to his earlier political and gag cartoons.

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Miami Beach, FL 33139
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