A Lark Ascends: Florence Kate Upton, Artist and Illustrator

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Scarecrow Press, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 196 pages
Florence Kate Upton (1873-1922) was among the earliest illustrators of children's picture books. Her Golliwogg character, immediately loved by children, was the first fictional character to be mass-produced. This is the first complete and accurate account of the original Golliwogg, filling a void in the history of children's literature and in the history of dolls. Upton was also a respected artist, settling in London after studies in Paris, and this biography is a comprehensive study of her artistic career, bringing together for the first time reproductions of her major works. It therefore adds a rich and formerly unexplored chapter to the history of women in the arts.
 

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Contents

Childhood 18731894
1
The Golliwogg Is Born
9
Golliwogg of the Good Heart
17
The Art Students League
25
Paris
36
Egmond aan den Hoef
50
Chelsea and Taormina
68
The Wheel Turns
82
A New Plateau
112
Air Raids and Spiritualism
125
Portraits and War
145
A Lark Ascends
161
Epilogue
175
Illustrations for Childrens Books
181
Paintings
182
Index
187

The Golliwog with One g
100

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\Norma S. Davis is a member of the faculty in the Department of Humanities, Classics and Comparative Literature at Brigham Young University. Her specialty is nineteenth-century art.

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