Artist Writers

While browsing in my local library’s new book section, I spotted Donald Friedman’s The Writer’s Brush: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by Writers (Mid-List Press, 2007). Most of us recall illustrations by authors Beatrix Potter, Lewis Carroll, Kahlil Gibran and Ludwig Bemelmans. Did you know Pearl Buck was a sculptor? William Carolos Williams painted landscapes? Patricia Highsmith and Colleen McCullough also painted?

          Perhaps I was struck by this combination because I was an art major in college and did not start writing seriously until I was well past 40. After I returned Friedman’s book to the library, I picked up a recent issue of TIME magazine and found a “10 Questions” interview with Janet Evanovich. She, too, was a college art major!

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