For many, Jessie Wilcox Smith's artwork inspires a sense of nostalgia. This is possibly because her illustrations appeared on the covers of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Magazine every month from 1917-1933! I especially love the covers that feature children reading and being read to...
As far as children's books, she illustrated over 40, including A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES; LITTLE WOMEN; HEIDI; THE JESSE WILCOX SMITH MOTHER GOOSE;'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS; and two of George MacDonald's fantasies: AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND and THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN. She is probably best known for Charles Kingsley's WATER BABIES.
|Click here to see her illustrations of the various fairy tales from this book by Penrhyn W. Coussens.|
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