Plays: 147

One of America’s most beloved illustrators, Maira Kalman has drawn for children, with Max Stravinsky, the poet-dog; for adults, in the New Yorker; and for dancers, who share qualities of both, in creating sets for Mark Morris. She’s illustrated the new edition of The Elements of Style, been a “visual columnist” for the New York Times, and boy can she talk!


  • PERSON: President Abraham Lincoln

  • PLACE: Her aunt’s kitchen in Tel Aviv

  • THING: A pair of men’s shoes