Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Margaret Evans Price Prolific Childrens Book Illustrator
Margaret Evans Price 1888-1973 was a children's book illustrator and author. She was born in Chicago, but her family soon moved to Nova Scotia and then settled on the east coast, Massachusetts and later New York. It is interesting that her talents were discovered early. Her first illustrated story was sold to the Boston Journal when she was just 12. Her studies took her to the Boston Academy of Fine Arts and Paris.
Another interesting point in the life of Price, is that she was married to Irving Price who was the cofounder of Fisher Price Toy Company along with Herman Fisher.
Here are some nice images from The Real Story Book, published in 1927. I like this book because it has many lesser known stories, such as How the Sea Became Salt, The Seven Wonderful Cats, and Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar.