Maurice Bernard Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish-Jewish immigrant parents. He was often sick as a child and spent much of his time indoors where reading was a major pastime. It was during this time that he began drawing, a passion that continued throughout high school. Shortly after graduating, Sendak published a number of illustrations in the textbook “Atomics for the Millions”.
Your Weekly Mixx! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of nine contemporary artworks and/or art related videos chosen from artist and gallery submissions and from our own search for new and interesting works. This week, we feature the PBS video I Could Do That and the artwork of Sophie Favre, Mazatl, Lois Greenfield, Kristin Vestgard, Joe-Sorren, Jeannie Lynn Paske & Simone Prudente, Greg Craola Simkins, and Andrea Mazzoli.
Born on March 23, 1874, in Montabour, Germany, Joseph Christian Leyendecker was America’s most popular and successful commercial artist in the early decades of the 20th century.