Karen Nelson Hoyle is recipient of 2012 Kerlan Award


Hoyle is the author of WANDA GAG: A LIFE OF ART AND STORIES.

Press Release Date: 2012-04-12T00:00:00

Hoyle_Wanda coverThe University of Minnesota Libraries will present recently retired curator Karen Nelson Hoyle with the 2012 Kerlan Award at Elmer L. Andersen Library on Saturday, May 5.

The award presentation and speech by Hoyle will begin at 1:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public. The ceremony is preceded by a noon luncheon (cost: $25; $20 for Kerlan Friends), which requires advance registration by April 23.

Read the University of Minnesota press release here.


Karen Nelson Hoyle tells the story of Wanda Gág’s eccentric life as a children’s book author and traces the significant contributions she made to the genre. Drawn from extensive research of the artist’s personal and professional papers and correspondence with friends and contemporaries, Hoyle presents a rich portrait of a gifted artist.

"Packed with information, thoughtfully conceived and executed, this is an important and fundamental study."
—Horn Book Magazine