Abraham Harold Maslow was born April 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the first of seven children born to his parents, who themselves were uneducated Jewish immigrants from Russia. His parents, hoping for the best for their children in the new world, pushed him hard for academic success. Not surprisingly, he became very lonely as a boy, and found his refuge in books.
Janet was a smart kid who grew up in the projects.1 She did well in school and was
often taunted by her classmates for being a nerd. In fact, “book learning” was a
favourite insult, “They believed that common sense exists in inverse proportion to
academic instruction, a notion that found expression in cutting comments such as
‘The girl ain’t got nothin’ upstairs but book learning’ and ‘You got about as much
common sense as a speck on a fly!’” (35–36).
Nữ họa sĩ Rona Pondick sinh ngày 18 tháng 4 năm 1952 tại Brooklyn, New York.
.Năm 1974 bà tốt nghiệp trường nghệ thuật Queens College và sau đó lấy bằng cao học trường đại học Yale University School of Art. Vào năm 1984 Rona Pondick bắt đầu triển lãm cá nhân và liên tiếp sau đó nhiều bảo tàng cùng các nhà triển lãm danh tiếng trên khắp thế giới đã triển lãm các tác phẩm của bà.