Special Exhibits from UNICEF Archives
volunteers at 1961 GCO campaign
for information on a Picasso 'Mother Child' poster, a
UNICEF bulletin suddenly surfaced from October 1961 that details
some of the more illustrious artistic donations to UNICEF's Greeting
you know that
- Marlene Dietrich volunteered for
the 1961 UNICEF greeting card campaign.
- Pablo Picasso designed a tapestry
that hung in the delegates' lounge at the UN and was used as a
UNICEF greeting card called 'Haven'.
- Five Cape Dorset Eskimo artists,
Ikaluk, Kananginak, Mungituk, Niviaksiak and Pootagook designed
series of cards 'Arctic Life' for UNICEF.
- Turkey's 'Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu
donated 'The Journey' and stated "In the ordeal of our times,
art has assumed a new importance in bringing men of different
creeds together in a world split by the atom".
- Andre Francois contributed a set of
five designs 'A Child's World'. He commented 'I have tried to
feel like a child and interpret the carefree experiences of the
world's happy children, for, through UNICEF's work, children
everywhere have a greater opportunity for a happy life".
- A Pakistani descendent of the Taj
Mahal designer, M. A. Rahman, is his nation's leading artist and
created 'The Star' for UNICEF saying "It is more gratifying to
give this work to such a wonderful cause than it would be to
sell it any price".
Now if we could only find the colour