Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey. (1925 - 2000)

It's Washington's Birthday today of course, as well as Edward Gorey's. Washington's is the more famous name and entity. A Historical Figure - the father of our country. But I'm concentrating on the enigmatic artist, author, black-line specialist and cat lover Edward Gorey - the possessor of a wicked turn of mind and a charmingly twisted sense of humor.

You are reminded of Gorey, of course, every time you watch PBS Mystery and watch Gorey's still macabre-ly amusing opening credits.

The Gorey-Work above is posted in remembrance of his life, his wit and his wonderful talent and imagination.

If you're going to be in Boston, be sure and visit the new exhibition of Edward Gorey's work: Feb. 9 - June 4, 2011 at the Boston Athenaeum.

More about this venerable institution here.


  1. I love Edward Gorey. Happy Birthday, Mr. Gorey!

  2. Bev: Yup, me too. I mean, his work has always been an inspiration to me. He is just so deliciously wicked. Ha! Also his pen and ink technique is superb.

  3. I've always loved Gory's renditions of cats! :)

  4. Me too. He was a real cat man...uh, lover. I believe he kept a bunch of 'em in his Greenwich Village flat.

    He was a true eccentric. (Not because he kept cats.)

  5. I adore Gorey and use Edward Gorey Christmas cards every year. Obviously I don't send them to everyone since not everyone has my sense of humour. But I hope those that do get them appreacite it.

  6. Ryan: I'm sure those that know you know about your sense of humor. Ha! Yeah, Gorey. He was something else. I love his work. I could watch the PBS Mystery opening credits - especially the older, longer versions - over and over.

  7. wonderful work! i didn't know him Yvette and i' m so glad you made me meet him! i liked him very very much!the cat with the books.............
    thank you Yvette!!!

  8. Martha: You're welcome, I'm glad I introduced you to a new artist. I'm always finding new ones on your beautiful blog.


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