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  • Title: A Child's Garden of Verses
  • Author: Jessie Willcox Smith
  • ISBN: 2940012157546
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Nook

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Jessie Willcox Smith

United States illustrator famous for her work in magazines such as Ladies Home Journal and for her illustrations for children s books.Born in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1884 Smith attended the School of Design for Women which is now Moore College of Art Design and later studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins in Philadelphia, graduating in 1888 Her twelve illustrations for Charles Kingsley s The Water Babies 1916 are also well known On Smith s death, she bequeathed the original works to the Library of Congress Cabinet of American Illustration collection A thirteenth illustration remains in a private collection The Hall of Fame of the Society of Illustrators has inducted only 10 women since its inception in 1958 From the National Museum of Illustration Although she never married and had no children of her own, Jessie Willcox Smith is considered by many to be the greatest children s book illustrator In fact, Jessie Willcox Smith s rendition of Little Miss Muffet is considered The Mona Lisa of children s book illustrations In addition to children s books, she illustrated advertisements for Kodak, Procter and Gamble, and Ivory Soap and painted over 200 magazine covers for Good Housekeeping alone.Born in Philadelphia, Ms Smith originally trained in early childhood education and came to illustration in her early twenties after discovering how much she enjoyed drawing She enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts PAFA and studied under the venerable artist Thomas Eakins, graduating in 1888 After graduation, her interest in illustration attracted her to a job in 1889 with the advertising department of Ladies Home Journal the first women s magazine Nearly five years later, she learned that Howard Pyle was starting a School of Illustration at Drexel Institute and she was accepted into the inaugural class along with Maxfield Parrish, Violet Oakley and Elizabeth Shippen Green.Interestingly, Howard Pyle s Drexel Institute class was nearly fifty percent female students Ms Smith, the oldest student by nearly ten years due to her prior studies at PAFA and work experience, was even eager to learn than the others While at Drexel, she met Elizabeth Shippen Green and Violet Oakley, and the three women immediately hit it off They became known as The Red Rose Girls , spending 15 years living and working together from 1901 onwards, at the Red Rose Inn in Villanova, Pennsylvania Hence their group nickname The three women became lifelong friends, art collaborators, and colleagues.Upon graduation from Pyle s school, Jessie started working for the illustration thirsty magazines and collaborated with Elizabeth Green on calendars while illustrating Scribner s Magazine stories She and Violet Oakley also collaborated at times, but from about 1905 forwards, she was inundated with commissions and celebrity Within a few years, Jessie was working for Century, Collier s Weekly, Harper s Bazaar, Leslie s, McClure s, Scribner s, Women s Home Companion, and Good Housekeeping.From 1918 through 1932, Smith illustrated covers exclusively for Good Housekeeping magazine, and her images influenced American nurseries, family rooms, elementary schools and playgrounds Her book credits include A Child s Book of Stories, A Children s Book of Modern Stories, Dickens Children, Little Women, A Child s Garden of Verses, At the Back of the North Wind, Boys and Girls of Bookland, Heidi, and The Water Babies.Her fame as an illustrator caused parents to seek her out for portraits of children for which she was also known Her sensitiveness to children, their moods, expressions, and body language is obvious in each image It remains an extraordinary achievement for one who was never a parent On the other hand, for a parent to view her works is a touching and endearing experience, always bringing moments of joy to viewers.



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