Dr. Seuss's longtime art director on bringing the author's latest book to life 28 years after his death

Dr. Seuss's longtime art director and publisher, Cathy Goldsmith, talks about bringing the author's posthumous book Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum to life.

A new, previously unpublished Dr. Seuss story, Horse Museum, is out now

Cathy Goldsmith is Dr. Seuss's longtime art director and publisher. (Penguin Random House, Mike Meskin)

Originally published on October 7, 2019

The famed children's author Dr. Seuss died in 1991, but 28 years later, we're still learning more about him as an artist.

In 2013, Dr. Seuss's former assistant discovered a box of files that contained two unpublished manuscripts. The first, What Pet Should I Get?, was released in 2015. Now, the second book, Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum, has been brought to life thanks to the author's longtime art director and publisher, Cathy Goldsmith.

With a horse as your guide, the book takes readers through the history of horse art from ancient Chinese art to the Italian Renaissance to modernism, and includes full-colour photographic reproductions of the artwork.

Goldsmith joined q's Tom Power from New York to talk about the miraculous discovery of the manuscript and Dr. Seuss's somewhat secret life as a painter.

Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum is out now. Later this month, a touring interactive exhibition called The Dr. Seuss Experience will debut at Square One in Mississauga, Ont. before making its way to other, yet-to-be-announced North American cities.

— Produced by ​Cora Nijhawan



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