Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83. – New York Times
Marice Sendak is most notably remembered for “Where the Wild Things Are,” which was made into a Hollywood film in 2009. Sendak died due to complications of a stroke.