Creative June Birthdays I

Today we’re starting a two-part post on some of the fabulous creative (and some historical) folk who have been born in June.  Today we’re looking at 4 men who have made an incredible difference.

M. C. Escher:
Born on June 17th, Escher is most famous for his mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints which explore infinity, architecture, and tessellations.  He’s the one who did the “crazy house” with all the staircases and different perspectives and movement.  He taught the world a wonderful lesson about creativity and artistic license.  You can learn more at this website.

Eric Carle:
Born on June 25th, Carle has created some amazing children’s books including the Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Growing up seeing the love and attention he brought to each of his books and the characters in his books always has inspired me.  Author and illustrator, Carle has brought light and love to many homes.  Visit his website and see all his wonderful creations.

Richard Scarry:
Born June 5th, this creative man is most well known for his Busytown creations with Lowly, Huckle and the rest of the gang.  Scarry not only brought animals to life, he always include little details in the buildings, cars and story that makes it exciting for even parents to read along.

Allen Ginsberg:
This poet from the beat generation was born on June 3 and has made a significant contribution to the world of poetry as well as the rebirth of American culture.  His most famous poems are “Howl” and “Kaddish”, both written not for sake of prose, but to touch the masses.  Find his poetry, doodles and more at this website.

If you’ve got a June Birthday, I’d love to recognize you!  Share your birthday and what you do below!

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