A New Childhood: Picture Books from Soviet Russia

27 May – 11 September 2016

House of Illustration


The exhibition will explore this period of unprecedented innovation, from the pre-revolutionary ‘Silver Age’ of Russian illustration to the pioneers of Soviet children’s publishing. A selection of rare books and original works from the unparalleled collection of Sasha Lurye will provide a window on this fertile and fascinating moment in 20th century illustration.


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