The Alice Cycle, A Retrospective, Paintings from 1988–2004 by Mary Kline-Misol.

[Des Moines]: Mary Kline-Misol,2005.


This is a remarkable and startlingly original series of 43 paintings by Des Moines-based Kline-Misol. They are divided into four themes:

  1. Down the Rabbit Hole—three early works, personal reflections on her encounters with Alice.
  2. Child Alice—a powerful and moving group of 21 paintings, all depicting the historical Alice, Alice Liddell.
  3. Looking Glass Family—sixteen stunning portraits of characters from the two Alice books.
  4. The Storyteller—three paintings of a stern and intelligent Lewis Carroll.

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