In the kitchen of his home at
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, 1999
|Born||Edward St. John Gorey
February 22, 1925
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||April 15, 2000
Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Education||Mainly self-taught; briefly: The School of The Art Institute of Chicago|
|Known for||Writer, Illustrator, Poet|
|Notable work||The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest, Animation introducing Mystery! on PBS|
|Movement||Literary nonsense, Surrealism|
|Awards||Tony Award (costume design); Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (writing)|