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The Art of Kate Greenaway

£7.99

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Kate Greenaway's world is one of innocence, beauty and childhood. Her quaintly dressed children with their adult expressions were an overnight success in the 19th century and enjoy great popularity today. This is the first book to collect together in colour such a large selection of Kate Greenaway's work.
The book charts her work from earliest teenage paintings, through her student work, her exhibited oil paintings and watercolours to the greetings cards and children's books which made her a celebrity. The illustrations are accompanied by a brief biography and an examination of her achievements in the area of book illustration.
Born in 1846, the daughter of a commercial artist and wood engraver, Kate was encouraged to draw from an early age. Her early watercolours exhibited at the Dudley Gallery in 1868, caught the eye of an editor and led initially to a commission for magazine illustrations and later to designs for Christmas cards and Valentine cards. Her first book sold an amazing 70,000 copies and became an overnight success, earning her introductions to Buckingham Palace.
The author of this book, Ina Taylor, also wrote "The Edwardian Lady", a biography of Edith Holden, "Victorian Sisters", a biography of the four Macdonald sisters, "George Eliot", "Woman of Contradictions", and "Helen Allingham's England".

Beautifully illustrated throughout.

Item details

Author(s):
Taylor Ina
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0863503977
ISBN-13:
9780863503979
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Webb & Bower
Title:
The Art of Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway's world is one of innocence, beauty and childhood. Her quaintly dressed children with their adult expressions were an overnight success in the 19th century and enjoy great popularity today. This is the first book to collect together in colour such a large selection of Kate Greenaway's work.
The book charts her work from earliest teenage paintings, through her student work, her exhibited oil paintings and watercolours to the greetings cards and children's books which made her a celebrity. The illustrations are accompanied by a brief biography and an examination of her achievements in the area of book illustration.
Born in 1846, the daughter of a commercial artist and wood engraver, Kate was encouraged to draw from an early age. Her early watercolours exhibited at the Dudley Gallery in 1868, caught the eye of an editor and led initially to a commission for magazine illustrations and later to designs for Christmas cards and Valentine cards. Her first book sold an amazing 70,000 copies and became an overnight success, earning her introductions to Buckingham Palace.
The author of this book, Ina Taylor, also wrote "The Edwardian Lady", a biography of Edith Holden, "Victorian Sisters", a biography of the four Macdonald sisters, "George Eliot", "Woman of Contradictions", and "Helen Allingham's England".

Beautifully illustrated throughout.

Author(s):
Taylor Ina
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0863503977
ISBN-13:
9780863503979
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Webb & Bower
Title:
The Art of Kate Greenaway

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