Maurice Sendak, 1928-2012
Author and artist of Night Kitchen, Where the Wild Things Are,
Kenny's Window and The Sign on Rosie's Door.
Maurice Sendak and his German shepherd Herman, named after Melville,
photographed at Sendak's house in Connecticut.
The photo above is the best by far of this remarkable man. Taken by the famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz and published in Vanity Fair. He was know for the fanciful characters in 'Where the Wild Things Are', but I was struck by the gentleness of touch in the art pictured below.
Here are some wonderful links about this great artist and author.
Rosenbach Museum & Library