Sunday, May 9, 2021

Mother and Daughter Reading

Although she never had children of her own, American illustrator Jessie Wilcox Smith (1863-1935) painted some of the most enduring images of motherhood. 

She would invite her friends to bring their children over to visit, and she'd sketch them while they played. She preferred to look for authentic moments from unprofessional models, rather than posing professional actors.

Book: The Red Rose Girls: An Uncommon Story of Art and Love

The Subject Was Children: The Art of Jessie Willcox Smith

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