10 Writers Who Doubled as Visual Artists

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr., the absurd humorist known equally for his amusing novels as for the hilarious doodles that accompany them, once referred to his visual artwork as a temporary escape from the "tedious, and constipating" nature of writing. (Tell us how you really feel, KV.)

In a new book titled Kurt Vonnegut Drawings (Monacelli Press) out in May, his daughter Nanette Vonnegut, a visual artist herself, has curated 145 of Vonnegut's drawings from self-portraits and abstract faces to nudes and still-lifes. Vonnegut wasn't the only author, though, who was doubly blessed with talents at the typewriter and the canvas. Turns out there are quite a few.

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