February 3, 2024 - August 4, 2024
This exhibit highlights the outstanding research of the accomplished illustrator, Jerry Kalback (1950–2021). Kalback was fascinated by the Deadball era of Major League Baseball (1900–1919) and worked on this special project for nine years starting in 2012 until his untimely death in 2021. Included in this show are thirty-seven paintings and five sketchbooks. The sketchbooks have examples of Kalback’s preliminary drawings that helped shape the artist’s ideas about what would become each final piece. Details about how the chosen subjects lived and died are included with the drawings along with information about the materials used to create the final artwork.
To flip through Kalback's sketchbooks, click the links below: