10 September 2015

Short video. The life and inspiration of Little Golden Book illustrator Tibor Gergely by Sabrina Jaszi


This short biographical minidoc explores the life and inspiration of Little Golden Book illustrator Tibor Gergely. 


Born in 1900 in Hungary, Gergely settled in New York in his twenties, and went on to illustrate more than 80 books for children including "Tootle the Train," "Scuffy the Tugboat," and "The Little Firemen." The minidoc incorporates many of Gergely's illustrations and an interview with a member of Gergely's family (the filmmaker's father).

Compiled by Sabrina Jaszi. Thanks to Peter Jaszi, the Baldwin Library, and TiborGergely.com.


ilustration of The Magic Bus by Maurice Dolbier, illustrated by Tibor Gergely (1948)
ilustration of Daddies by Janet Frank and Tibor Gergely
ilustration of The Great Big Fire Engine Book (1950)