Young Woman and Girl Reading - Jessie Willcox Smith Greeting Card
Originally gracing the October 1921 cover of Good Housekeeping magazine is Mother Helps With The ABCs, yet another captivating illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith. With an aversion to using professional child models, Smith embraced a more personal approach, inviting friends and relatives, along with their children, to her home for observation and sketching sessions. The young mother depicted in this artwork could potentially be Smith's own niece, adding an intimate and familial dimension to this endearing scene! See this image as an art print!
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