Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman is an artist, best known for her illustrations of childrens books and the 2005 edition of The Elements of Style.  She has created covers for The New Yorker, and is also the author 2009's And the Pursuit of Happiness, an illustrated year-long blog for the New York Times.

Maira Kalman appears in the following:

American Icons: Monticello

Friday, February 17, 2012

This is the home of America’s aspirations and its deepest contradictions. Thomas Jefferson was as passionate about building his house as he was about founding the United States. Yet Monticello was a plantation worked by slaves, some of them Jefferson’s own children.

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The Little Fireboat That Could

Friday, September 09, 2011

Maira Kalman has written and illustrated more than a dozen books, for children and adults. In the months following 9/11, when a friend suggested she write a book about the attacks, she said, “Absolutely not. I'm in the world of humor. This is a very sad story and it's very intense ...

Slideshow: Scenes from Maira Kalman’s Fireboat

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Walking with Maira Kalman

Friday, March 25, 2011

The artist and illustrator Maira Kalman has produced countless magazine covers, written a dozen books for children, and produced a great visual blog for the New York Times site. Kalman gets many of her ideas from taking walks. Everywhere she goes — and she travels a lot — all kinds of unusual people and their hats and shoes and pets are constantly catching her eye.

Slideshow: Maira Kalman — 30 Years on the Hunt for Art

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Stingy Brims and a Beaded Bunny

Friday, December 14, 2007

Maira Kalman is an author and illustrator whose work is colorful, funny, and keenly observed -- she gets most of her ideas by simply walking around town. Her latest book, The Principles of Uncertainty is a journal in paint and prose, documenting a year of ...

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Ornament, Currency, Pregnant Pause

Saturday, December 23, 2000

Kurt Andersen and illustrator and author Maira Kalman look at the ornaments that surround us, from tattoos to Christmas lights to gargoyles. We'll also hear a graphic designer weigh in on the new five-dollar bill and explore the power of the dramatic pause.

Ornamentation

Saturday, December 23, 2000

Kurt Andersen and author Maira Kalman talk about her recent book (un)Fashion (Harry N. Abrahms, 2000), which is full of photos of the way people ornament themselves accidentally and on purpose all over the planet.

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