Details: Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000), famous for masterful pen and ink cross-hatching and ironic, offbeat humor, won critical acclaim and an avid worldwide following. This year's showcases his images in color, each one a small masterpiece of wit and art.
Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist. The Gashlycrumb Tinies is an abecedarian book written by Gorey that was first published in 1963. Gorey tells the tale of 26 children (each representing a letter of the alphabet) and their untimely deaths in rhyming dactylic couplets, accompanied by the author's distinctive black and white illustrations.