Sunday, November 28, 2010

Golden Age Illustrator Ethel Franklin Betts


Ethel Franklin Betts (1878-1956), golden age illustrator, is another female artist from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts -- the school is famous for the numerous book illustrators, led by Howard Pyle.

These illustrations are from A Host of Children by James Whitcomb Riley.

Betts style is unusual, combining a collage feel with folk art with traditional fine painting. Or at least that's how I perceive it. Above, the Pixie People.

Here are some more illustrations from the book:




The Land of Used-to-Be


The Bear Story

1 comment:

  1. Hola Clauidia :
    Paso por primera vez por tu blog y me he quedado en el
    Tus imágenes me llenan de calor y alegria
    Gracias por compartir mi niña
    Con cariño Victoria