Edward Gorey would have been 88 today had he lived; Gorey died in 2000.
Born in Chicago and lived on Cape Cod having lived at times in NYC, Gorey's imagination is wild and very humorous if you can recognize his line of thinking. As with artists he's got a complex view of life and personal history.
Edward Gorey is a Harvard educated, self-taught artist of the Gashleycrumb Tines and The Doubtful Guest among other works.
Gorey is one who makes me laugh and think. And from the first time meeting his work by way of a Jesuit friend of mine, Gorey has provided me a chance to think outside the box with his mysterious, macabre and merry sense of humor. Thanks to my friend Camille for reminding of the birthday.