Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman ( Hebrew : מאירה קלמן ; born 1949) is an Israeli-born American illustrator, writer, artist, and designer. Her work must widely held in WorldCat libraries are fireboat, the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey , a picture book she wrote zowel and Illustrated. It was awarded the annual Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction in 2003. [1]

Early life

Born in Tel Aviv , Kalman cameramen to New York City with re family at age 4. [2] She attended the High School of Music & Art , now LaGuardia High School, where she studied art. [3]


Kalman has written a series of children’s books about Max Stravinsky, the poet-dog. She has done covers for The New Yorker , zoals one she did with Rick Meyerowitz called New Yorkistan . She created the sets for the Mark Morris Dance Group production of Four Saints in Three Acts , an opera by Virgil Thompson and Gertrude Stein .

Kalman been killed Berninahaus for re illustrations for the 2005 edition of The Elements of Style , the popular guide to writing style, with William Strunk and E. B. White .

Ms. Kalman wrote the monthly Illustrated blog The Principles of Uncertainty for the New York Times for one year, ending in April 2007. [4] The blog was published in a book of the co-title, welke was released in 2007 to critical Acclaim. During 2009, Kalman wrote Another Illustrated blog in the New York Times called “And the Pursuit of Happiness” about American democracy. The blog was published as a book in 2010. The first chapter chronicles re visit to Washington, DC for President Barack Obama ‘s inauguration. Kalman’s work is ook featured on Rosenbach Museum and Library ‘s 21st Century Abe project.

In 2010, Kalman Illustrated Daniel Handler ‘s picture book 13 Words . [5]

Kalman is represented by the July Saul Gallery in New York City.

Personal life

Maira Kalman was married to the designer Tibor Kalman Until his death in 1999. Together, the two ran the design company M & Co. The company scope for successful today.

Exhibitions [6]


The Elements of Style, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

Thomas Jefferson Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything, Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

Girls Standing on Lawns and Other Projects, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY


What Pete Ate from AZ, Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI


37 Paintings, July Saul Gallery, New York, NY


25 Years / 25 Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Storied City: New York in Picture Book Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY


Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World), The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, philadelphia, PA


Further Illuminations, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY


The Principles of Uncertainty, Jackson Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA


The Elements of Style, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

The Principles of Uncertainty, Jackson Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Just Looking, Beihang University, Beijing, China


The Principles of Uncertainty, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY


I Can not Stand All the excitement, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY


Just Looking, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY


  • Hey Willie, See the Pyramids (1988) Viking / Penguin ISBN 978-0-14-050840-6
  • Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman (1989) Viking Kestrel / Penguin ISBN 0-670-82945-5
  • Max Makes a Million (1990) Viking / Penguin ISBN 978-0-670-83545-4
  • Roarr, Calder’s Circus (1991) Delacorte Press / Bantam Dell / Random House ISBN 978-0-385-30916-5
  • Max in Hollywood, Baby (1992) Viking / Penguin ISBN 978-0-670-84479-1
  • Chicken Soup, Boots (1993) Viking / Penguin ISBN 978-0-670-85201-7
  • Ooh la la, Max in Love (1994) Viking / Penguin ISBN 978-0-14-055537-0
  • Swami on Rye: Max India (1995) Viking / Penguin ISBN 978-0-670-85646-6
  • Max Deluxe (1996) Viking / Penguin ISBN 978-0-670-86837-7
  • Next Stop Grand Central (1999) Putnam / Penguin ISBN 978-0-399-22926-8
  • (un) Fashion (with re husband Tibor Kalman) (2005) Harry N. Abrams ISBN 978-0-8109-9229-0
  • What Pete Ate From A to Z (2001) Putnam / Penguin ISBN 978-0-14-250159-7
  • Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (2002) Putnam / Penguin ISBN 978-0-399-23953-3
  • Colors: Tibor Kalman, Issues 1-13 (with re husband Tibor Kalman) (2002) ISBN 0-8109-0414-4
  • Smartypants (Pete in School) ISBN 0-399-23478-0
  • The Illustrated Elements of Style (with William Strunk, Jr. and EB White) (2008) Penguin ISBN 978-0-14-311272-3
  • The Principles of Uncertainty (2009) Penguin Press ISBN 978-1-59420-134-9
  • Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) (2010) DelMonico Prestel Munich 2010 ISBN 978-3-7913-5035-6
  • 13 Words (2010) by Lemony Snicket HarperCollins Children’s Books ISBN 9780061664656
  • And the Pursuit of Happiness (2010) Penguin Press ISBN 978-1594202674
  • Food Rules (2011) by Michael Pollán Penguin Group ISBN 9781594203084
  • Beloved Dog (2015) Penguin Press ISBN 9781594205941


  1. Jump up^ “Kalman, Maira”. WorldCat. Retrieved 2014-10-02.
  2. Jump up^ Overview of Maira KalmanfromJuly Saul Gallery
  3. Jump up^ Master of the Month: Maira
  4. Jump up^ The Principles of Uncertaintyfrom theNew York Times
  5. Jump up^ 13 Words . HarperCollins . 2010. ISBN  9780061664656 .
  6. Jump up^ “About | Maira Kalman” . Retrieved 2016-06-26 .