Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Mix: Inspiration: The Red Rose Girls

This week's Monday Mix features three female illustrators, three of my favorites, who were a part of the Golden Age of Illustration: Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Violet Oakley. The women were nicknamed the Red Rose Girls by Howard Pyle, master illustrator and their teacher, after the place they lived and worked in together called the Red Rose Inn. The name also reflects the nature of their art - their subjects were mostly women and children, very feminine (although some of Violet Oakley's work stands out against this generalization). I've collected some of my favorites here for you... click Read More to see!

Illustration by Jessie Wilcox Smith

Jessie Willcox Smith

Elizabeth Shippen Green

Violet Oakley

Violet Oakley's painting of the Red Rose Inn

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