MAURICE SENDAK | “Hooray for Happy Birthdays in Spring and Summer!”

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MAURICE SENDAK
“Hooray for Happy Birthdays in Spring and Summer!”
Signed “M Sendak” (bottom center)
Pen, ink, and watercolor on paper
14 x 18 ½ inches
Executed circa 1970

Artwork © Maurice Sendak Foundation

Price Available Upon Request

PROVENANCE
Galerie Daniel Keel, Zurich, Switzerland
Morton Schindel (acquired from the above)
Acquired by the present owner from the above

EXHIBITION
Galerie Daniel Keel, “Maurice Sendak Zeichnungen 1953-1970” (Zurich, 1971)

CATALOGUE NOTE
Maurice Bernard Sendak (1928–2012) was an American illustrator and writer, best known for Where The Wild Things Are (first published in 1963), which was awarded the Caldecott Medal the following year. He is the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, having produced over 80 books, including In the Night Kitchen (1970), Outside Over There (1981) and Dear Mili (1988). Sendak was prolific and multi-talented, aside from illustrating books and magazines, posters and commercial advertising, he also designed sets and costumes for the opera and ballet.

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