As time goes on, Edward Gorey continues to grow in popularity and respect. The past few years have had a large number of exhibitions dedicated to his work, and The Edward Gorey House has had record numbers of visitors coming to the museum. It has been announced that Edward Gorey is being inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame on June 22, 2012 at the Society in New York City. The award will be accepted by Andreas Brown.
The Society created the Hall of Fame in 1958 with the induction of Norman Rockwell. A veritable who's who from the world illustration has been inducted over the years, and awards are bestowed upon living and deceased stars in the field. This year, illustrators R.O. Blechman, John Collier and Nancy Stall will be honored along with posthumous awards going to Ludwig Bemelmans, John Sloan, and Edward Gorey. For more information on the Society and to view the list of past honorees, visit http://www.societyillustrators.org