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Maira Kalman

Author and illustrator

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Maira Kalman Biography

Maira Kalman is an award-winning illustrator, writer, author, artist, and designer.

Kalman has written and illustrated over eighteen children’s books, and is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker Magazine, and is well known for her collaboration with Rick Meyerowitz on the “New Yorkistan” cover in 2001 and “The New York City Sub-Culinary Map.”

Her picture book Fireboat: the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey, won the annual Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction in 2003.

Other projects include illustrating Strunk and White’s classic The Elements of Style. A small opera based on the text was composed by Nico Muhly. She has created two monthly online columns for the New York Times. The first, "The Principles of Uncertainty" (2006-07), was a narrative journal of her life. The second "And The Pursuit of Happiness" (2009) was a year-long exploration of American History and democracy.

Kalman has had eight exhibitions at the Julie Saul Gallery since 2003. In 2010, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia organized a retrospective of Kalman’s work entitled Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World). The show traveled to the Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, CA), the Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA), and the Jewish Museum in NYC. In April 2014 the original paintings for The Elements of Style were featured in a showcase.

Kalman was awarded the AIGA Medal for her work in storytelling, illustration, and design in 2017.

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My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag: 31 Objects from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag: 31 Objects from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Girls Standing on Lawns

Girls Standing on Lawns

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

The Principles of Uncertainty

The Principles of Uncertainty

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    Booking fees for Maira Kalman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maira Kalman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maira Kalman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maira Kalman for your next private or corporate function.
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Maira Kalman Biography

Maira Kalman is an award-winning illustrator, writer, author, artist, and designer.

Kalman has written and illustrated over eighteen children’s books, and is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker Magazine, and is well known for her collaboration with Rick Meyerowitz on the “New Yorkistan” cover in 2001 and “The New York City Sub-Culinary Map.”

Her picture book Fireboat: the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey, won the annual Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction in 2003.

Other projects include illustrating Strunk and White’s classic The Elements of Style. A small opera based on the text was composed by Nico Muhly. She has created two monthly online columns for the New York Times. The first, "The Principles of Uncertainty" (2006-07), was a narrative journal of her life. The second "And The Pursuit of Happiness" (2009) was a year-long exploration of American History and democracy.

Kalman has had eight exhibitions at the Julie Saul Gallery since 2003. In 2010, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia organized a retrospective of Kalman’s work entitled Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World). The show traveled to the Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, CA), the Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA), and the Jewish Museum in NYC. In April 2014 the original paintings for The Elements of Style were featured in a showcase.

Kalman was awarded the AIGA Medal for her work in storytelling, illustration, and design in 2017.

Maira Kalman Videos

  • TED Maira Kalman, la mujer ilustrada
  • Maira Kalman Hall of Femmes
  • Illustrator Maira Kalman Explores Art and Existence - YouTube

Maira Kalman Books

FAQs on booking Maira Kalman

  • How to book Maira Kalman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Maira Kalman for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Maira Kalman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Maira Kalman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Maira Kalman?

    Booking fees for Maira Kalman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maira Kalman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Maira Kalman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maira Kalman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maira Kalman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Maira Kalman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Maira Kalman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Maira Kalman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Maira Kalman for your event is available upon request. Maira Kalman generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Yuyi Morales, Peter H. Reynolds, Tahereh Mafi, Paul Acampora and Scott Stowell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maira Kalman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Maira Kalman Speaker Videos

  • TED Maira Kalman, la mujer ilustrada
    Maira Kalman Hall of Femmes
  • Illustrator Maira Kalman Explores Art and Existence - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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