On this day, April 15, 2000, the talented and influential writer and illustrator Edward Gorey died in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Gorey studied at Harvard University and for a semester at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His early work was illustrating book covers and sometimes interior illustrations. By 1953 he was writing and illustrating his own published work. Gorey’s focus was on images of Victorian and Edwardian settings and costuming.