(photo by Stephen Rose)
Edward St. John Gorey, Born 1925 - Died 2000
Perhaps one of his most well known works is
The Gashleycrumb Tinies(artwork © Edward Gorey 1963. THE GASHLYCRUMB TINIES: OR, AFTER THE OUTING First edition: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963. White boards with greenish-gray, mustard, and black pictorial stamping; issued without a dust wrapper. Note: This book was issued as part of a three-volume set in a pictorial slipcase with the overall title THE VINEGAR WORKS / THREE VOLUMES OF MORAL INSTRUCTION.
Edward Gorey combined his uniquely eclectic and Gothic style illustrations with macabre, humorous and often non-sensical texts.
Although many Gorey books can be found in the "children's" sections of libraries and bookstores his works have become a favorite of adults and serious collectors alike. (artwork © Edward Gorey 1972. First edition: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons . White composition boards with yellow-beige, brown, red, and black pictorial stamping)
If you have never read an Edward Gorey book, Amphigorey is a good place to start!
For a full list of Edward Gorey's works Click Here
Click here to see the famous Edward Gorey PBS MYSTERY intro
Use the keyword EHAG for your searches this month on Ebay and you may find some Gorey inspired pieces from our Artists
Our Second EHAG challenge begins June 14th!
Look for Tombstone inspired Art from our EHAG artists!