Artist Inspiration: Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

 

New York artist

Maira Kalman

is famous for her

work in

The New Yorker

and

children’s books,

and I find her

simply delightful.

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

 

I  own many of her books,

and each feels like a little

treasure trove of wit and wisdom.

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

I think what I like most

about her work

is how it is consistently

one-off and childlike

(not childish!)

in its whimsy.

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

 

The Principles of Uncertainty

(Penguin Press HC)

is more fun than I can say.

Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman

 

Maira blogged for the New Yorker

(And the Pursuit of Happiness),

and you can enjoy her posts

here.

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. January 20, 2011 / 2:20 pm

    What a great style she has. So completely her own. I like people like that.

    And that patisserie? It's amaaaaazing. I think *I* would be the one in muddy wellies, trailing my dirt in after me!!

    Oh, the shame!
    Sarahx

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