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Edward Gorey House

July 10, 2010

I’m on vacation on the Cape for a few days.  A bunch of friends and I are eating, drinking and mainly just relaxing at a great little house in Brewster.  Yesterday we ventured out to check out the Edward Gorey house in Yarmouth.

Edward Gorey is most famous for his illustrations, but he was also a writer and an animal lover.  Perhaps most famous for his creation of the animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery, Gorey also illustrated hundreds of book with his unusual, almost creepy style.

The Gorey House in Yarmouth is a great place – tons of illustrations by Gorey, lots of information about his personal and professional life and really cool quirky Edward Gorey artifacts.  I also really liked that they addressed his tendency to illustrate people wearing fur coats and that for much of his life he himself wore fur.  An avid cat and animal lover, Gorey later realized the cruelty of fur and no longer wore his fur coats. For $5 admission, there’s a wealth of knowledge about this unusual and talented artist.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2010 12:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing – you know how much I like creepy!


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