Jessie Willcox Smith
American Illustrator and Painter
1863 – 1935 A.D.
Jessie Willcox Smith, an American painter, born in Philadelphia. Her child subjects, charmingly done, are very popular, and display genuine love for and insight into child nature. Well-known series of her work are: The Child’s World, The Five Senses, Seven Ages of Childhood (1909) and illustrations for Mother Goose Rhymes. Miss Smith received a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition (1915).
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.