The Night Before Christmas: The Illustrations of Charles Santore


Exhibition Artists

Charles Santore

About the Exhibition

Be transported back in time with a holiday exhibition of watercolor paintings from The Night Before Christmas, illustrated by the renowned Charles Santore (born 1935). Written in 1822 by Clement Clark Moore, the poem remains a favorite for the season. Santore’s beautiful images, filled with wreaths, stockings, flying reindeer, a moonlit night, and, of course, Saint Nick, bring to life the warmth and spirit of this holiday classic.

Santore began his career as a freelance illustrator working for advertising agencies and magazines. Since 1986, he has worked as a children’s book illustrator, becoming one of the most respected and acclaimed illustrators of today. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Woodmere Art Museum.

In addition, Woodmere exhibited nineteenth-century children’s toys, holiday trimmings, a sculpture of Belsnickel (a Christmas figure from German folklore), and an extraordinary dollhouse replica of a Germantown row home decorated for the holidays.

Upcoming Events

Book Signing with Charles Santore

Saturday, 08 December 2018 00:00
Illustrator Charles Santore will be signing books at Woodmere from 12 - 3pm
Meet the artist and get signed copies of his storybook classics!
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Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees 2018

Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00
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In the News

See Original 'The Night Before Christmas' Illustrations In Chestnut Hill

CBS Philadelphia