Day, Maurice (Jake) (1892 - 1983)

Genre: Illustrator

Artist, sculptor, photographer, naturalist, animator and illustrator Maurice E. (Jake) Day was born in Damariscotta, ME. He attended Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, ME where his artistic talent gained him notice. After he graduated, he attended the Massachusetts College of Art, then transferred to the school of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he graduated in 1915. He was one of the first animators who worked for Walt Disney, best known as the animator for Bambi. He also illustrated for The Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair and Life Magazine. He was an active outdoorsman hiking and tramping Mt. Katahdin before it was a state park or had any trails.

Selected Bibliography


  • Jane, Joseph & John : Their Book Of Verses By Ralph Bergengren (1918)
  • The Land Of The Great Out-Of-Doors By Robert Livingston (1920)
  • The Animal Etiquette Book By Helen Cowles Le Cron (1926)
  • The New Path To Reading. Primer By Anna Dorothea Cordts (1929)
  • Beasties By Elsa Dresbach (1951)
  • New England's Last Wilderness : The Valley Of The Wassataquoick By Edmund Ware Smith (1956)
  • Maine : A Literary Chronicle Edited, With Commentaries, By W. Storrs Lee (1968)