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Maira Kalman (American, born in Israel, 1949)
Girl with Dogs, 2014
Illustration for Girls Standing on Lawns, Harry N. Abrams, 2014
Inkjet print, edition 12/50
Signed bottom right corner
Sheet 12 ½ x 10 ¾ inches
Copyright © Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman claims her artistic process is a constant internal balance between humor and tragedy. Her book Girls Standing on Lawns (2014) is a hybrid of photographs, paintings, and prose, and considers the elegance and absurdity of women traditionally photographed while posing in the grass. Girls Standing on Lawns is one of a three-part collaboration between Kalman, author Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), and the Museum of Modern Art.

Kalman has written and illustrated 18 children's books. In 2016 she won the AIGA Medal for "brilliantly merging the worlds of storytelling, illustration, and design while pushing the limits of all three." The exhibition The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman's Books for Children opens at The Carle on November 10, 2019.

All proceeds benefit The Carle's mission to instill a love of art and reading through picture books.

Artwork is framed by R. Michelson Galleries using archival materials.

Winners can take their artwork immediately after The Carle Honors. Absentee winners will receive their artwork via Federal Express; a flat shipping fee of $150 per artwork will apply.

Donated By Julie Saul Gallery, New York