Maira Kalman

NMAJH favorite Maira Kalman was born in Tel Aviv and moved to New York City with her family at the age of four. She was raised in the Bronx and has called Manhattan home for decades.

Maira has written/illustrated over 30 books for adults and children and been a frequent contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker. She has created textiles for Isaac Mizrahi and Kate Spade and sets for Mark Morris, as well as collaborated with Michael Pollan, David Byrne, John Heginbotham and Gertrude Stein.

Kalman has won many awards and given numerous talks, including several TED talks.Her art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.

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