Thursday, March 25, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday





Artist Bessie Pease Gutmann (USA) "Rare" Easter Postcard

Bessie Pease Gutmann (1876-1960) was an American artist and illustrator most noted for her paintings of cherubs, infants and young children. During the early 1900s Gutmann was considered one of the better-known magazine and book illustrators in the United States. Her artwork was featured on 22 magazine covers such as Woman's Home Companion and McCall's between 1906 and 1920. She also illustrated popular children's books including a notable 1907 edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Although the commercial popularity of Guttman's art declined during World War II, there was renewed interest in her illustrations from collectors by the late 20th century.


Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy is now hosting Postcard Friendship Friday. Thanks Marie for hosting previously.

11 comments:

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
Love this postcard. The little girl on there is adorable. Have a great day!

Sherrie
A View of My Life

Snap said...

What an adorable little girl! Happy PFF!

Dayhomemama said...

Oh she is cute...she looks almost crabby!!

MuseSwings said...

What a sweet little girl! Thank you for the information about the artist and happy PFF!

Postcardy said...

I thought she looked kind of crabby or unhappy too.

Beth Niquette said...

What a dear little face. I thoroughly loved reading about the artist, too.

Happy PFF!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I'm not surprised that her illustrations are becoming popular again because this is truly lovely. The surprise is that her popularity declined at all.

♥ Kathy said...

She is a beautiful girl. I always admire artists that can do that!

steviewren said...

I love Gutmann's sweet style. It lends itself to children's art beautifully.

Mary said...

I alwlays enjoy the holiday cards. I like the way they give a teensy glimpse of holidays through the ages.

Irene said...

How very special this is.

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