Kate GreenawayKate Greenaway
English Artist
1846 – 1901 A.D.

Kate Greenaway, an English artist, born in London. Her special field was the delineation of child life, and her drawings are distinctive for their individual charm and quaint humor.

Her more remarkable early work consisted of Christmas cards, which, by reason of their beauty of design and charm of draughtsmanship [sic], enjoyed an extraordinary vogue.

In 1890 and after, she exhibited watercolor drawings which surprised the artistic world by their delicacy, tenderness and grace.

Of late years other influences have superseded hers, but she retains a unique place among English artists. Kate Greenaway, who is said to have “dressed the children of two continents,” and had a great charm of character, but was extremely shy of public notice.


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.

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