Maira Kalman’s contribution to the Travelogue series shows an essay can take many forms. Eight paintings and a short text illuminate two weeks of travel and research for the Carnegie International.
Maira Kalman is the author and illustrator of 25 books for children and adults. Books include an illustrated edition of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style and The Principles of Uncertainty. She is a contributor to the New York Times, The New Yorker, Departures, and other publications. An installation of her mother’s closet, Sara Berman’s Closet, a collaboration with her son Alex Kalman, is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She is currently co-creating a ballet with John Heginbotham which will be at BAM in New York in September 2017. She is represented by the Julie Saul Gallery and is the owner of a pair of Toscanini’s pants.