Maurice Sendak


Tue February 1, 2011
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A Parade, Restored: A Maurice Sendak Mural Goes From Bedroom To Gallery

Originally published on Wed February 2, 2011 11:22 am

It's not that unusual for kids to have murals painted on their walls.

But the mural that was painted on the wall in Larry and Nina Chertoff's childhood bedroom in Manhattan in 1961 was a little unusual. Showing a parade of children and animals, it was painted by family friend Maurice Sendak, the author and illustrator who, two years later, would publish the award-winning children's book Where The Wild Things Are.

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