Animated-Film Character Designer Peter de Sève Exhibits Award-Winning Work at Farmingdale State College

Internationally acclaimed award-winning Illustrator and animated-film character designer Peter de Sève, whose hit films include the blockbuster Ice Age series, Mulan, and Finding Nemo, is coming to Farmingdale State College’s Memorial Gallery beginning Monday, November 23 and running through Friday, February 5.

 The Memorial Gallery is located in Hale Hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. De Sève’s lecture – also free to the public – will be held in Gleeson Hall Room 104 on December 8, 3:05 – 4:20 p.m. A reception for the artist is scheduled for 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Hale Hall.

 De Sève’s career has spanned more than three decades.  He is the designer of Scrat, the hero of the Ice Age films, and illustrator of some of the most iconic New Yorker covers.  His work has appeared in many media, including books, magazines, print and TV advertising, and animated films.  His awards include the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, a National Cartoonists Society Magazine Illustration Award, a Clio for a Nike TV ad, an Emmy for Outstanding Character design for Sesame Street, and a Soleil d’Or award from the Festival BD de Sollies-Ville in France. 

 Most recently, he designed the poster for the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival.  Among his latest projects are character designs for the animated film The Little Prince, and DreamWorks’s Larrikins.  He is working with Blue Sky Studios on two of his own film projects.

 De Sève published a book of his work – A Sketchy Past: The Art of Peter de Sève – in 2010.  He is a graduate of Parsons New School for Design.  His work can be seen at

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