Free Lecture

An Evening with Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

Join award-winning artist Oliver Jeffers for a presentation about his creative journey, his work in various formats, and exciting upcoming projects. Meet the artist and explore the Museum until it closes at 9:00 p.m.

From figurative painting, collage, and installation art to illustration and picture book–making, Oliver Jeffers's practice takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple museums, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum in New York. HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books—now translated into over thirty languages—including The Incredible Book Eating Boy and the New York Times bestsellers Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me. Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver developed his second book, Lost and Found, into an animated short film, which has received over sixty awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film. Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for Newsweek, the New York Times, United Airlines, TED, and Nintendo, and has illustrated a number of chapter books. Oliver grew up and was educated in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

To register, please use the online registration form.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Direct any questions to nolen.library@metmuseum.org.

This event is made possible by the Friends of Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Image courtesy of Oliver Jeffers

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