Woman’s best friend

Artist Maira Kalman’s beloved dog comes to life in a mural at the Israel Museum.

By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
June 15, 2017 17:06
Artist Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman. (photo credit: RICK MEYEROWITZ)

 
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Maira Kalman is a Jane of all trades and a master of many. As an illustrator, writer, and designer, the Israeli-born Kalman has graced countless covers of The New Yorker and written and illustrated myriad books, the most well-known of which is Fireboat.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Kalman as an artist is her being comfortable in the world of adults and children. She has written and illustrated 18 children’s books, as well as having contributed two columns to The New York Times, which were subsequently collected into book form.

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