Sunday, November 28, 2010
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