Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tribute Drawings for Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak 1928-2012

I've just returned home to Colorado after a few weeks traveling all over Denmark. I was so busy playing tourist that I had completely turned off the world's news. I'm sadden today to learn Maurice Sendak died last week on May 8th. I will miss him. I especially enjoyed his quirky interviews with his fearless honesty. He always said it like it was. I was lucky to meet him just once at an event at Yale University, since that time, I have enjoyed following his career, and listening to his bold wisdom. I related to him immensely, and it goes without saying, I loved his art too, he will be missed.  


Maurice Sendak interview - video
(4 months before his death) 
In this video award winning American-born author of "Where the Wild Things Are" ( plus 100 other children's books), reflects on how this children's classic became the 'book of his life' and how he refused to write a sequel.

Click this to see his funniest interview, doing the Colbert Report 

Click this for meaningful video, Sendak On Death (And Life)

Listen here to a moving series of interviews with Maurice Sendak on NPR's 'Fresh Air' with Terry Gross...
Also,

If you would like me to include

your tribute drawing below

send yours to me,

studio@lauriejess.com;

Artist Pay Tribute to Maurice Sendak
from all around the world...


Deb Milbrath

Geoff McFetridge

Hanna Freiderichs

Harry Bliss

Jeff Koterba

Mark Streeter

Nate Beeler

Pat Bagley

Sarah McIntyre

Stuart Carlson



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