Hilary Knight collection. Placard designed and illustrated by Mr. Knight in 1984 for Jo Sullivan's stirring musical tribute to her late husband. Lithograph with separate silver ink printing on heavy card stock. Evocative image of Ms. Sullivan singing while the band plays behind her in silhouette. Signed by Mr. Knight, dated 2013.
Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.