Geisel was a Lt. Colonel in the Army in World War II. After the war he and his first wife, Helen moved from Los Angeles to La Jolla. There they built a house on 6 ½ acres next to an observation tower that eventually became part of his living room wall. Within a year of Helen’s death in 1967, Geisel married Audrey Stone Dimond, a nurse 20 years his junior, the two remained together until his death.
By the time he died in 1991, he wrote and illustrated nearly 50 books. During his lifetime his books sold over 100 million copies and have been translated into 20 different languages and that number continues to rise at an accelerated rate. His book, Green Eggs and Ham, is the third largest selling book in the English language, EVER.
For his writings, Dr. Seuss had been honored with a Pulitzer Prize, two Emmy awards, a Peabody and three Academy Awards, along with many other literary awards.
In 1997, The Chase Group acquired exclusive worldwide rights to publish the work of Dr. Seuss as limited edition prints. Along with publishing certain book illustrations, Chase is making available editions of Seuss’s, "Secret Art". These are paintings that Geisel painted for his own pleasure and never before shown to the public and exhibit a more sophisticated, technically accomplished and quite unrestrained side to his talent.