Maurice Sendak’s High School Yearbook Foresees His Future

Maurice Sendak

Ancestry.com recently posted the yearbook photo of children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. It reads: “Your delightful drawings make us all gay, A famous artist you’ll be someday.” Sendak graduated from Brooklyn’s Lafayette High School in 1946.

The iconic author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who died yesterday at the age of 83, was considered one of the most important children’s book artists of the 20th century, and will forever be remembered with his groundbreaking children’s masterpiece “Where The Wild Things Are”. Before he went on to become who we all know him to be, we found hints of his stardom in his 1946 Lafayette High School (Brooklyn, NY) yearbook, which he also was the art editor for.

via Sarah Elizabeth Murphy

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