Maira Kalman





Maira Kalman

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Maira Kalman was born in Tel Aviv and moved to New York with her family at the age of four. She has worked as a designer, author, illustrator and artist for more than thirty years without formal training. Her work is a narrative journal of her life and all its absurdities. She has written and illustrated twelve children's books including Ooh-la-la- Max in Love, What Pete Ate, and Swami on Rye . She often illustrates for The New Yorker magazine, and is well known for her collaboration with Rick Meyerowitz on the NewYorkistan cover in 2001. Recent projects include The Elements of Style (illustrated), and a monthly on-line column entitled Principles of Uncertainty for The New York Times.

She has had three exhibitions at the Julie Saul Gallery s...more


Average rating: 3.70 · 42,805 ratings · 6,416 reviews · 46 distinct works · Similar authors
The Principles of Uncertainty
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 4,224 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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And the Pursuit of Happiness
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Looking at Lincoln
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Fireboat: The Heroic Advent...
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 324 ratings — published 2002 — 13 editions
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Ooh-la-la: Max in Love
4.51 of 5 stars 4.51 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 1991 — 4 editions
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What Pete Ate from A to Z
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 257 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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Max Makes a Million
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Thomas Jefferson: Life, Lib...
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Max in Hollywood, Baby
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Swami on Rye: Max in India
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 1995
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“My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance.”
Maira Kalman, The Principles of Uncertainty

“I tell you these stories because these things happen to everyone. It's not about being starched or polished or cute or polite. It's about having ears that stick out, about breaking yet another glass. It's about seeing something for the first time and making a million mistakes and not ever getting completely discouraged.”
Maira Kalman

“Flowers lead to books, which lead to thinking and not thinking and then more flowers and music, music. Then many more flowers and many more books.”
Maira Kalman

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