In Japan, Swiss painter Felix Hoffman (1911-75) is known for illustrating popular children’s picture books such as “The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids” and “Sleeping Beauty.” In his home country of Switzerland, however, he is also recognized as an artist in various genres including prints, murals and stained glass.
Marking the 100th anniversary of Hoffman’s birth, this exhibition is being held in cooperation with the artist’s family and the Little Museum of Village of Picture Books in Okaya, Nagano Prefecture.
Around 250 works, including a hand-drawn picture book that Hoffman made for his own four children, will be on show; July 16-Aug. 28.
Itami City Museum of Art; (072) 772-7447; 2-5-20 Miyanomae, Itami-shi, Hyogo; 9-min. walk northeast of Itami Station, Hankyu Itami Line, 6-min. walk northwest of Itami Station, JR Fukuchiyama Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥700. Closed Mon., Tue. July 19; open July 18. www.artmuseum-itami.jp.