A Boy Daydreaming at School - Jessie Willcox Smith Art Print
We can all empathize with this schoolboy who'd much rather be playing! This reluctant scholar, brought to life by Jessie Willcox Smith, graced the October 1928 cover of Good Housekeeping magazine. An unmatched accomplishment, she holds the record for the longest consecutive series of illustrated magazine covers, having crafted each cover of Good Housekeeping from December 1917 to April 1933. Isn't that truly remarkable?
Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935), a cherished name at Laughing Elephant, wields a remarkable artistic legacy. Mentored by Howard Pyle, an illustrious influence, she emerged as a formidable woman artist in the Golden Age of Illustration, defying norms in a male-dominated realm—she was among the highest-paid illustrators of her time! Beyond canvas, she left her mark on nearly 200 Good Housekeeping magazine covers, while also gracing classic children's books and creating artistic ads for iconic brands like Ivory Soap and Kodak. Sensitivity to human experience defined her work, and her idealized images endure as motherhood and childhood archetypes.
Our prints are suitable for framing or can be used as is for wall display.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
11" x 14", Bagged with Backer Board
Jessie Willcox Smith