Bessie Pease Gutmann Photo

Bessie Pease Gutmann

Born: Apr 8, 1876

Death: Sep 29, 1960

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Nationality: United States

Bessie Pease Gutmann

Date of Birth : Apr 8, 1876
Date of Death : Sep 29, 1960
Birth Place : Philadelphia

Bessie Pease Gutmann was an American artist and illustrator most noted for her paintings of putti, infants and young children. During the early 1900s Gutmann was considered one of the better-known magazine and book illustrators in the United States. Her artwork was featured on 22 magazine covers such as Woman's Home Companion and McCall's between 1906 and 1920. She also illustrated popular children's books including a notable 1907 edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Although the commercial popularity of Gutmann's art declined during World War II, there was renewed interest in her illustrations from collectors by the late 20th century.

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