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Bertha Corbett Melcher – Illustrations for Little Susie Sunbonnet 1907

Minnesotans are proud to claim children’s literature luminaries Wanda Gág, Maud Hart Lovelace, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Carol Ryrie Brink, Emma Brock, and Kate DiCamillo as their own. Author and illustrator Bertha Corbett Melcher usually escapes notice, although she lived and worked in Minneapolis when she launched her career. Today, her characters are best known to …

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Arthur Rackham – Illustrations for Poems of Childhood 1918

Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) was an English book illustrator. Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality illustrated books …

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W. Heath Robinson – Illustrations for Bill the Minder 1912

William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) was an exemplary book illustrator and cartoonist, “the only British illustrator to become a ‘household name’” (Houfe), a contemporary of acclaimed illustrators Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, best known for his cartoons portraying elaborate and whimsical machinary made to complete simple tasks. In fact, his fame was such that the term …

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Arthur Rackham – Illustrations for Where the Blue Begins 1922

Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) was an English book illustrator. Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality illustrated books …

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Roger Duvoisin Biography

Roger Duvoisin – Swiss-born American author and illustra­tor, 1904-1980 The internationally popular books by Roger Antoine Duvoisin are praised for the author’s skillful art and writing and his sure sense of what delights children. A prolific children’s book creator, Duvoisin created over forty of his own books and illus­trated more than one hundred forty written …

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Yoshiko Uchida Biography

Yoshiko Uchida – American author and author-illustrator, 1921-199 Yoshiko Uchida, author of more than twenty-five books for children, was born in Alameda and grew up in Berkeley, California, where she attended the Uni­versity of California. During her senior year of college, in 1942, Uchida and her family, along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans, were imprisoned …

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Arthur Rackham – Illustrations for A Christmas Carol 1915

Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) was an English book illustrator. Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality illustrated books …

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