Maurice Sendak, self-taught artist and author of "Where the Wild Things Are" (1963), would eventually write or illustrate over 90 books, beloved by generations of children into adulthood. Sendak, who died today, spoke with Monitor reporter Gloria Goodale on the occasion of an exhibit of his artwork at Los Angeles' Skirball Cultural Center in 2002. He spoke about his personal history growing up in Brooklyn amidst the tumult of family upended after World War II; his escape into an inspired, illustrated world; and his expansion into musical and opera collaborations.
Albee views drama as a catalyst and creates plays that hold up a mirror to human behavior and make people think.
French-born artist Louise Bourgeois, who passed away Monday, was known for her 'confessional' work that explored themes of female sexuality, birth, and death.