Garth Williams: Born on April 16, 1912

LittleHouseWith the precision of Durer but with his own sense of innocence and wonderment, Mr. Williams created a world of storybook characters. Although the books were written by a diverse range of authors, the drawings all had Mr. Williams’s impeccable, heartwarming touch.Charlotte

Generations of children picture their favorite fictional characters as drawn by Mr. Williams: that dapper mouse Stuart Little; the kindhearted spider Charlotte and her friend, Wilbur the pig; and bears, dogs, kittens, crickets, elves, fairies, children and TallBook2grown-ups in books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, George Selden, Charlotte Zolotow, Else H. Minarik and many others. Mr. Williams also wrote the text for seven children’s books, but it is primarily as an illustrator that his work is cherished.therescuerspic

He believed that books “given, or read, to children can have a profound influence.” For that reason, he said, he used his illustrations to try to “awaken something of importance . . . humor, responsibility, respect for others, cricketpicinterest in the world at large.”
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/05/10/arts/garth-williams-book-illustrator-dies-at-84.html

Garth Williams’ Gorgeous Original Illustrations for ‘Charlotte’s Web’~ http://flavorwire.com/260278/garth-williams-gorgeous-original-illustrations-for-charlottes-web (Flavorwire)

The Art of Garth Williams~ http://librarianbooksforchildren.blogspot.com/2012/05/art-of-garth-williams.html (Great Books for Children)

Scholastic Books’ list of books illustrated by Garth Williams~ http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/bookwizard/books-by/garth-williams?items_per_page=60#cart/cleanup

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Dorothy P. Lathrop: Born April 16, 1891

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Dorothy Pulis Lathrop was born April 16, 1891 in Albany, New York. One of the most influential and important illustrators of children’s books in the thirties and forties, she began her career in 1918. At that time she was a 27 year old teacher of art in Albany. Arguably her most famous works were the illustrations for Rachel Field’s, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, the story of a doll. The book was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1930 and a new edition was in the stores for Christmas 1999…Lathrop was awarded the very first Caldecott Medal in 1938 for her book Animals of the Bible (1937).

http://www.bpib.com/lathrop.htm

Children’s Books Illustrated by Dorothy Pulis Lathrop~ http://www.ortakales.com/illustrators/Lathrop1.html
Read/download The Three Mulla-mulgars~ http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32620
Read/download Down-adown-derry~ https://archive.org/details/downadownderrybo00delauoft

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The Resurrection in Art

Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday, two days after Good Friday, the day of his crucifixion. It is the central tenet of Christian theology. The Resurrection of Christ has been portrayed by artists for 2,000 years; I thought it would be appropriate at Easter to take an (obviously lightning fast) overview of how some painters have depicted it. (Click image to enlarge).

GreekAnonymous
The Resurrection
11th century
Mosaic
Monastery of Hosios Loukas, Greece

Psalter

Anonymous
Manuscript Leaf with the Resurrection, from a Psalter
13th century
Tempera, ink, gold, and silver on parchment
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

AlabasterAnonymous
Paneled altarpiece section with Resurrection of Christ
15th century
English Nottingham alabaster with remains of colour
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Andrea della Robbia (1435–1525)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Resurrection
15th century
Enamelled Terracotta
Bode-Museum, Berlin, Germany

FrancescaPiero della Francesca (1420-1492)
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
1463
Mural in fresco and tempera
Museo Civico, Sansepolcro, Italy

Raphael (1483-1520)Raphael
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
1499-1502
Oil on panel
São Paulo Museum of Art, Brazil

RubensPeter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
The Resurrection of Christ
1611-1612
Oil on panel
Antwerp Cathedral, Belgium

Blake

William Blake (1757-1827)
Christ Appearing to His Disciples After the Resurrection
1795
Monotype hand-colored with watercolor and tempera
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

ManetÉdouard Manet (1832–1883)
The Dead Christ with Angels
1864
Oil on canvasMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833–1898)
The Morning of the Resurrection
1886
Oil paint on wood
Tate Gallery, London, UKThe Morning of the Resurrection 1886 by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt 1833-1898