Maurice “Jake” Day

Native Mainer and beloved watercolor artist …

Lover of mankind and nature, talented photographer, ingenious animator,
accomplished wood carver, Colonel of Jake’s Rangers…

Dispatched to Maine by Walt Disney to find Bambi and Bambi’s birthplace and to photograph the flora and fauna of the Katahdin region as the backdrop of Disney’s heart rending animated movie…

Illustrated for: the MGM, Hanna Barbera, Ising, and Disney Studios, authors: Edmund “Ware” Smith,
Henry Beston, Elizabeth Coatsworth, and numerous magazines and children’s books…

Jabbed with great wit when sharing his insight as an Editorial and
political cartoonist for the Maine Sunday Telegram….

Named the one and only Artist – in – Residence of his much loved playground, Baxter State Park…

Crossed mountain ridges and hiked into coastal villages, across solitary islands and secluded meadows gathering inspiration for his captivating land and seascapes and his unique, imaginative art where animals are humorously personified in a variety of human endeavors.