Friday, October 11, 2013

Photo Friday: Wanda Gág

Wanda Gág is internationally known for her lithographs and as an author and illustrator of ten children’s books, including Millions of Cats. She translated and illustrated two books of Grimm’s Fairy Tales from the original German. She was born in New Ulm, Minnesota, in 1893, the eldest daughter of Anton Gág, a well-known regional artist and photographer. She went to art schools in the Twin Cities and New York on scholarships. Wanda created most of her art and writing at her All Creation home in New Jersey. She died in 1946.

From the Wanda Gág website (it's a cool site, take a look).

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so really. What did you all think about her book where all the cats each other except one? I read a folk tale recently about a dragon in a well that was so much like one of her wonderful books. I think her illustrations wind around inside my head like her dragon on a hill illustration does on the page. So much brilliance.