Edward Gorey was one of the most remarkable illustrators of the 20th century.
Edward Gorey is an artist with a diverse and impressive body of work, ranging from writing and illustrating to set and costume design. Gorey wrote more than 100 books and illustrated more than 60, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest, and The Wuggly Ump. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1925, he attended SAIC in 1943.
Undoubtedly one of the most remarkable illustrators of the 20th century, Gorey also designed prize-winning sets and costumes for innumerable theater productions—including Dracula on Broadway, for which he won a Tony Award in 1977. Gorey is credited with creating the animated introduction to the PBS Mystery! series.
Gorey died in 2000 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, having produced two books during the last two years of his life: The Haunted Tea-Cosy: A Dispirited and Distasteful Diversion for Christmas and The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium. In a 1996 book review of The World of Edward Gorey, Steve Heller wrote in the New York Times that the artist's satires ''are not mere commentaries on the manners and mores of a distant age; they are inventive narratives about evil adults, mischievous children, illicit lovers and improbable beasts.''