I've been meaning to write about Miriam Wosk for some time now, and was reminded of her yesterday as I watched the Milton Glaser documentary To Inform and Delight (which I highly recommend, especially for artists). At one point in the film Mr. Glaser holds up the 1972 inaugural issue of Ms. Magazine, which Miriam Wosk created the cover art for, and I was reminded once again of her brilliance.
Miriam Wosk was a Los Angeles artist, a mother, and a woman of elegance and beauty. She passed away last November, leaving behind an enormous body of work: a glittering, lush, chock-a-block, wild collection of collage, watercolor, tapestry and mosaics.
I first met Miriam years ago, and while our interaction through the years was never much more than smiles and pleasantries, I always found her to be kind and graceful. She had a regal bearing and a certain gravity. I had always heard she was an artist, but I wasn't familiar with her work; it wasn't until she passed away that I went searching for her artwork online, and I was absolutely agog at what I found:
Darkness, Miriam Wosk, Watercolor and glitter on paper
The Grotto, Miriam Wosk, Mixed media on canvas
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And, thank you, Miriam, for being such an inspiration. You have left the world a more beautiful place.