"[Edward] Gorey’s unique talent should be represented as completely as possible in every collection of American art and literature."
"An extraordinary imagination."
"A great American illustrator… fascinating."
"Edward Gorey’s works are equally amusing, somber, and nostalgic… I like to return to them. He is really becoming a master."
"[Edward Gorey is] sublime, absurd and mystical."
"A major graphic artist… his originality is profound."
"Dark masterpieces of surreal morality…beautifully depicted."
"One of the great American artists of the 20th century."
"A unique bygone world… carefully crosshatched [books], startling, superb, consummately mature."
"An American original… one of this century’s foremost eccentric geniuses."
"Exquisitely engraved, each picture tells a story… a masterly draughtsman’s technique."
"Incredibly sophisticated…stylish and inventive."
"Unforgettable, magic, insightful and mysterious… as full of wisdom as of delight."
"One of the most literate and sophisticated graphic masters of our time."
"Luxuriously crossed and crosshatched… marvelous drawings. A gallery of splendid gloom… matchless beauty and richly satisfying… [a] delightful entertainer."
"Not enough praise has been awarded to Gorey’s superb prose. He possesses the ear of a great parodist… a distinctive vision that is nobody’s but his own. Through his genius and industry, he created a whole climate of the imagination…"
Edward Gorey published over one-hundred of his own works and has illustrated the works of Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, John Updike, Charles Dickens, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Hilaire Belloc, John Ciardi, Muriel Spark, Edmund Wilson, Peter Neumeyer, Virginia Woolf, H.G. Wells, Florence Parry Heide, Bram Stoker, Raymond Chandler, Gilbert & Sullivan, and many others.