Illustrations and Content: Hilary Knight © 2010 Artist Hilary Knight Donates Papers to The New York Public Library, Including Materials Relating to His Character Eloise and His More Than 50-Year Career as an Illustrator November 2, 2009, New York City--Hilary Knight, the artist best-known for creating the classic character Eloise with Kay Thompson, is donating the papers documenting his extensive career as an illustrator and author over more than 50 years to The New York Public Library. The collection includes wide-ranging materials relating to Eloise but also documents most of the nearly 60 books Mr. Knight has created as well as his work crafting Broadway posters, magazine illustrations, greeting cards, calendars, and advertisements. The collection not only includes sketches, research, dummies and final layouts, but contracts, correspondence, publicity materials, reviews and other items capturing the entire process of creating his works. The gift was announced November 2, by Library President Paul LeClerc, at its annual Library Lions dinner where Mr. Knight was an honoree. Read entire press release. Literary Lions dinner - November 2, 2009 Left to right: Annie Proulx, Janice Moore-Smith, David Smith, Julia Change, Hilary Knight Pencil Water Color Sketch for Plaza Painting (1964). Illustration by Hilary Knight Website: ELDC