Chuck Jones was one of the most influential cartoonists of the 20th century. He was best known for the very memorable Looney Tunes shorts, that included Duck Amuck, One Froggy Evening and What’s Opera, Doc. And this Saturday, San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum is celebrating the centennial of this artist in a new exhibition.
Chuck Jones: Drawing on Imagination-100 Years of an Animated Artist is a retrospective, commemorating the works of the artist that has spanned seven decades. The exhibition is organized by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, which was created to help future artists to “unleash their creative genius within each person, leading to a more joyous and passionate life and world”. And the museum will be exhibiting around 100 pieces of classic works and artworks that have been rarely seen. The works will not only include Jones’ works with the Looney Tunes shorts, but there will perhaps be works from other animated classics including revamped versions of Tom and Jerry and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
The Chuck Jones exhibition will also have a reception, which won’t take place until March 23rd, and more details are to come later on. The exhibition itself will be on view until May 5th. Log on to www.cartoonart.org for more information.