event · Through September 30

Artist in Focus: Wanda Gág

Wanda Gág (1893–1946) was one of the great pioneering printmakers and illustrators of the first half of the twentieth century in the United States. Today she is perhaps best known for her award-winning storybook Millions of Cats, the oldest American children’s book still in print. Gág also devoted much of her practice to drawing, a commitment captured in the personal motto she recorded in her diary, “draw to live, live to draw.” The museum’s extensive collection of her sketchbook pages, watercolors, and ink drawings attests that Gág did just that.


Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130 US