Mother & Child in Waves - Jessie Willcox Smith Greeting Card
In this delightful scene captured by Jessie Willcox Smith, a mother and child frolic in the waves, encapsulating the joy of summer! Among the array of captivating covers she crafted for Good Housekeeping, this one, from August 1931, stands out. Its headline offers a tantalizing glimpse into the contents: "Frau Albert Einstein—You Lucky Americans," an article dedicated to Albert Einstein's second wife, Elsa Einstein. Interesting!
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.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
Jessie Willcox Smith
A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope