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Maira Kalman Tells a Personal Story Through Her Artful Drawings

By: Jana Pijak - Published: • References: mairakalman and youtu.be
Authur and illustrator Maira Kalman examines the importance of imagination by sharing a compelling story, presented through a variety of artful illustrations. Her wise and witty drawings use humor, surprise and elegance, all qualities prized by the artist and author.

Kalman stresses the importance of using one's imagination and finding inspiration from unlikely sources. From dozens of children's books, New Yorker covers and pages in the 'Elements of Style,' Kalman presents a personality filled conversation that illustrates the beauty of her whimsical work.

Using imaginative and creative concepts fused with her love of language, Maira Kalman compares her children's books to journals of her life, explaining how each reflect a facet of her experiences, interactions and dreams.