SEUSS-LORE: The Unorthodox Taxidermy of Dr. Seuss

01-16-2013

In 1931 Ted Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss's) father began a thirty-year salaried position as Springfield’s superintendent of parks. Zoo animals that met their demise lived on as their bills, horns, and antlers were shipped to Ted’s New York apartment to become exotic beaks and headdresses on his bizarre taxidermy sculptures. See more at www.drseussart.com/taxi.html

His "Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy" was born in a cramped New York apartment and included a menagerie of inventive creatures with names like the "Two Horned Drouberhannis," "Andulovian Grackler," and "Goo Goo Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast."  Shortly after Geisel created this unique collection of artworks, Look magazine dubbed him "The World's Most Eminent Authority of Underheard-Of Animals."  To this day, Ted's unorthodox taxidermy remains as some of the finest examples of his inventive and multi-dimensional creativity.

The Art of Dr. Seuss has reproduced 15 of Dr. Seuss’s 17 Unorthodox Taxidermy pieces, so far.  To get an up-close-and-personal look at these beasts, visit your nearest authorized Dr. Seuss fine art gallery