A collection of 14 posts
The Wyeth Dynasty
Bringing you the artistic products of the Wyeth Dynasty of artists. American Andrew Wyeth's paintings are well known. Today I go a generation back to look at some of the works by his father illustrator N.C.Wyeth. Image: front cover Andrew Wyeth Memory & Magic by Anne Classen Knutson
The Owl and the Pussycat II
The Owl and the Pussycat was written by Edward Lear (1812–1888) an illustrator, natural history artist, and writer, best known for his nonsense poems. A Book of Nonsense, was published in 1846 and helped to popularize the limerick, a humorous form of verse. Photo credit: sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Pixie O’Harris and the missing paintings
The multi-talented Pixie O’Harris (1903-1991), children’s book author, painter, illustrator and broadcaster, was born Rhona Olive Harris in Cardiff, Wales. By the age of fourteen Rhona was exhibiting drawings with the South Wales Art Society, of which her father was a chairman and secretary.
Illustrators in the Golden Age of English Children's Books
Showcasing some works created by the English illustrators such as Ernest Howard Shepard, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, John Tenniel and Arthur Rackham- especially those from the late 1800s to the early 1900s- The Golden Age of Children's Illustrated Books.
The Magic Pudding
The strange thing about Australians who have British heritage is that we cling to the tradition of eating a plum pudding at Christmas even if the temperature is way above 40C. The tradition is so strong that during the war years my mother sent a plum pudding to my father who served in New Guinea