Mabel Lucie Attwell

The Distinctive Style of Popular Illustrator Mabel Lucie Attwell
Mabel Lucie Attwell Girl In The Moon

Mabel Lucie Attwell Girl In The Moon

Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964) was a British illustrator of phenomenal success. In her long career she not only lent her talents to a great many children's books and periodicals, but also toys and dolls, calendars, and household items–most notably china.

China designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell

China designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell

Attwell excelled at the stylized depiction of children, generally with chubby cheeks, in idyllic settings. Most were young and many were babies.

Mabel Lucie Attwell Babies on Sailboat

Mabel Lucie Attwell Babies on Sailboat

The "Mabel Lucie Attwell Annual" was published between 1922 and 1974 (a decade after Ms. Atwell's death). British children's annuals were a grand tradition, large books intended for holiday gifts and treasured today by collectors.

Mabel Lucie Attwell Annual

Mabel Lucie Attwell Annual

During her long career, Ms. Attwell illustrated a number of classics of children's literature, include Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, the tales of Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen and the rhymes of Mother Goose.

Mabel Lucie Attwell Peter Pan

Mabel Lucie Attwell Peter Pan