A childs book of stories

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a childs book of stories

Childs Book of Stories: Childrens Classics by Jessie Willcox Smith

United States illustrator famous for her work in magazines such as Ladies Home Journal and for her illustrations for childrens 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 Kingsleys The Water-Babies (1916) are also well known. On Smiths 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 childrens book illustrator. In fact, Jessie Willcox Smiths 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 womens 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 more 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 Childs 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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