10 Writers Who Doubled as Visual Artists
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.