• Rose O'Neill: Kewpies and Monsters

    1 month ago - By Gurney Journey

    Rose O'Neill (1874-1944) was an illustrator, cartoonist, and writer who created hundreds of drawings of cute babies and young animals, and she invented the Kewpies. She called them "Kewpies," a term she invented as a variation on "cupids." They became immensely popular as illustrations, paper dolls, and then actual dolls .
    O'Neill became famous and rich, living a rather eccentric life and sponsoring a variety of artists to live in her grand house.
    She read widely from literature and mythology; she imbibed the work of William Blake and Gustave Doré and she studied with the sculptor Rodin...
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