The Influences Project:Keri Smith

What book/writer/artist has most influenced your own artistic efforts?

Author and Illustrator Keri Smith: As I’m sure you have guessed it would be nearly impossible for me to narrow it down to one person, I am the sum of many parts. The short list, May Sarton, Anais Nin, Henry Miller, Linda Montgomery (a teacher from art school), Ross Mendes (another teacher from art school), Charles and Rae Eames, Corita Kent, my grandmother Hannah Irene Legrow, a group of creative women who were my mother’s best friends (whom I call the Yaya’s), Jefferson Pitcher (my husband), Maira Kalman, Tibor Kalman, Beatrice Wood, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carl Jung.