Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tasha Tudor

October, A Time to Keep, 1977.
Tasha Tudor drawing

Puss, the cat
Valentine. Dr. Cupid Corgi in His Laboratory.

Tasha Tudor was the illustrator, author, or subject of more than 90 books, including The Secret Garden, one of the best-selling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print of the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world.

Ms. Tudor has lived her art for 3 quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and waving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830's clothing is the world's best. The renowned Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center in Williamsburg honored her in 1996 with a landmark exhibition of her work. ( Harry Davis - taken from the inner flap of the book, The Art of Tasha Tudor, 2000; Little, Brown and Co.)

I'm a fan of Tasha Tudor, she and Beatrix Potter have a very similar style. I enjoy her paintings and children's books/stories but I'm very intrigued by her way of life. Sadly, she died earlier this year at the age of 92.


Sandra Evertson said...

Love the kitty painting!

artslice said...

Hi Sandra - thanks for stopping by... it is a good one, I like it too! ~ Brenda

artslice said...


Sandra, your blog is so lovely and amazing! Would you mind if I added you to my blog list?