Biografie von Maurice SENDAK (1928-2012)

Birth place: Brooklyn, NY

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Illustrator

Studied: ASL, with John Groth

Exhibited: Awards: Doctor of Humanities, Boston Univ.; Hans Christian Anderson Award; Caldecott Award, and others.

Comments: Widely successful and important children's book illustrator, whose Where the Wild Things Are, (Harper& Row, 1962, and after) went on to become a modern classic, after evoking much criticism at first for its depictions of horrifying beasts. Other books include In the Night Kitchen, The Juniper Tree, and Tales from Grimm. He also designed sets for opera and ballett productions, and created an animated TV musical together with songwriter Carole King. Teaching: Parsons Sch. Des., NYC.

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