Tomi Ungerer is an extraordinarily prolific artist and has published over 140 books of drawings ranging from iconic children’s books to controversial adult work.

Ever restless, and always choosing the medium to best express each idea, Ungerer works in many mediums and styles; from illustration to collage and sculpture, from architectural design to philosophical writing to inventions and pranks. A significant proportion of his artwork is exhibited at the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg.

Ungerer’s solo exhibitions include many acclaimed institutions such as the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, the Wilhelm-Busch-Museum, Hanovre, the Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, the Stadtmuseum, München, the Max Ernst Museum, Brühl, the Kunsthalle Würth, Schwabisch Hall, the Drawing Center, New York and in 2015/2016, the Kunsthaus, Zurich and the Folkwang Museum, Essen. For a selected list of his exhibitions, click here.


Famous as a prolific draughtsman and illustrator, it is difficult to make a small selection of drawings to share from Tomi Ungerer’s more than sixty years of production.  Nevertheless, here is our first selection below, with a particular focus on his graphic and satirical work. “Satire is the outlet for my revulsion towards a society […]

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Tomi has been working with mixed media, including collage, since the beginning of his career in the 1950’s.   Below is a very small selection of new works which were featured in the 2016 exhibition Incognito and were extensively photographed for the catalogue of the same name. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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Tomi has been working with mixed media since the beginning of his career in the 1950’s.  Many of his exhibitions have included a 3D element including found objects, re-purposed farm implements and materials such as wood, rust and barbies.  Below is a very small selection of new works which were featured in the 2016 exhibition Incognito and […]

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Tomi Ungerer’s name is in some ways synonymous with posters.  He has excelled in the medium since the 1960s with successful advertising campaigns for magazines such as the Village Voice and New York Times. During this epoch he also self-published now iconic political posters against the Vietnam War.  He has designed posters for films such as Dr. Strangelove […]

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Below is a list of Tomi’s exhibitions dating all the way back to the 1960’s.  We have divided it up into two categories – Solo Shows and Group Shows. 2010 – SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2010 – GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2000 – 2009 SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2000 – 2009 GROUP EXHIBITIONS 1980 – 1989 SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1980 – 1989 […]

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