Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Beautiful illustrations of Virginia Sterrett

Just came across Virginia Sterrett's work, a dazzlingly talented female illustrator, and am just in love with her stuff. A contemporary of Kay Nielsen, she illustrated beautiful illustrations for a variety of picture books in the 1920s, including Tanglewood Tales, Old French Fairy Tales, and Arabian Nights.

She died remarkably young at only 31 of tuberculosis, and I found it so impressive to read her life story (especially being a female artist myself, working in California, like she did)- she was truly a talent- hope you find her as inspiring as I do! I love the way she handles the female form, the colors, the art deco lines, and the content (fairy tales, etc)

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