Tag Archives illustration

Camille Rose Garcia

by Saturday, January 6, 2018

Camille Rose Garcia was born in 1970 in Los Angeles, California, The child of a Mexican activist filmmaker father and a muralist/painter mother, she apprenticed at age 14 working on murals with her mother while growing up in the generic suburbs of Orange County, visiting Disneyland and going to punk shows with the other disenchanted ...

Randolph Caldecott

by Wednesday, December 20, 2017

While a bank clerk at Whitchurch, Shropshire, and at Manchester, Caldecott began drawing for local magazines. Through his acquaintance with George Du Maurier he began contributing to the periodical London Society in 1871; the next year he settled in London and turned professional, ultimately drawing for Punch and Graphic, among other periodicals. He increased his ...

Walter Crane

by Saturday, December 2, 2017

In his influential book, The Claims of Decorative Arts, Crane argued that decorative art is not a lesser form of art compared to painting or sculpture, and indeed one cannot have high art "where there is no beauty in everyday things, no sources of harmonious thought about us." He compared the decorative arts to the ...

Jessie Willcox Smith

by Saturday, November 18, 2017

Although she never married and had no children of her own, Jessie Willcox Smith is considered by many to be the greatest children's book illustrator. In fact, Jessie Willcox Smith's rendition of Little Miss Muffet is considered “The Mona Lisa of children’s book illustrations”. In addition to children’s books, she illustrated advertisements for Kodak, Procter and ...

Lauren Mortimer

by Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Born in Tucson, Arizona in 1986, Lauren Mortimer moved to London when she was two years old, where she has lived and worked ever since. After studying Fashion Communication with Promotion at Central Saint Martins, Lauren decided that illustration would be a far better suited career. And the pencil becomed her primarily best friend. Lauren has illustrated ...