“Edward Koren: New Yorker Cartoons 1990–2006”

May 25–August 13, 2006

For immediate release: 5/22/06
For further information contact: Douglas Perkins, (802) 443–5235

Middlebury, VT—On May 25 the Middlebury College Museum of Art will open the exhibition Edward Koren: New Yorker Cartoons 1990–2006. The exhibit will consist of twenty drawings by the noted cartoonist and Vermont resident, each approximately 20 x 26 inches, selected from works that he has contributed to The New Yorker in the last sixteen years. The exhibit will remain on view through August 13.

Koren started drawing cartoons when he was a child. He sold his first picture to The New Yorker in 1962, and since then he has regaled readers with his wit and social commentary drawing more than one thousand cartoons and several dozen covers for the magazine. In addition, he has illustrated books by Peter Mayle, Delia Ephron, George Plimpton, and Alice Trillin. He has also written and illustrated two books for children, as well as several others for adults, including The Hard Work of Simple Living: A Somewhat Blank Book for the Sustainable Hedonist.

He has published six collections of his New Yorker cartoons. His drawings have also appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Vogue, Fortune, and Vanity Fair, and his work has been exhibited in shows across the United States as well as in France, England, and Czechoslovakia.

Born in 1935, Koren received a B.A. from Columbia College in 1957. For the next two years he was a member of Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in Paris, and in 1964 he received an M.F.A. degree in painting and printmaking from the Pratt Institute, New York. He lives with his family in Brookfield, Vermont.

On Fri., June 2 at 4:00 p.m. Koren will discuss his work and his process in a public talk titled “Out of the Inkwell.” The talk will be held in Room 221 of the Middlebury College Center for the Arts, located on Route 30.

The Middlebury College Museum of Art is free and open to the public Tues. through Fri. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. and Sun. from noon to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays. The Museum is accessible to people with varying disabilities. Parking is available in the Center for the Arts parking lot. For further information, please call (802) 443–5007 or TTY (802) 443–3155, or visit the Museum’s website at http://museum.middlebury.edu.