Sunday, September 13, 2009

Before Kewpies

Before Rose O'Neill was famous for being the creator of Kewpies, she was a self-taught  illustrator of talent in an arena dominated by men. Before Helen Gurley Brown transformed Cosmopolitan Magazine into a sex and the single woman theme, it was a venue for general stories and good illustration.  And that's what we're looking at here, from the 1930s.

1 comment:

Tattered and Lost said...

I just found your blog while doing a search for work by Rose O'Neill. Interesting you have these lovely Beanstalk illustrations. Just the other day at my blog I posted some O'Neill illustrations for Beauty and the Beast that you can see here: