Anderson, Anne (1874–1930)

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Anderson, Anne (1874–1930)

British-Argentinean illustrator of children's books. Born in 1874; died in 1930; married Alan Wright (a painter), with whom she collaborated.

During the height of her career, Anne Anderson was one of the most popular illustrators for children, following in the tradition and style of Jessie M. King and Charles Robinson. Accomplished in both black-and-white line drawing and watercolor, she also was successful as a greeting-card designer.

Raised in Argentina, Anderson married the painter Alan Wright in 1912, and they collaborated on a number of children's books including, The Busy Bunny Book (1916), The Bold Sportsmen (1918), The Cuddly Kitty (1926), and The Podgy Puppy (1927). They often worked on the same picture at the same time. On her own, Anderson wrote and illustrated The Funny Bunny ABC (1912) and The Patsy Book (1919). She also illustrated such children's classics as Ethel Eliot 's The House Above the Trees (1921), Agnes Herbertson 's Sing-Song Stories (1922), Madeleine Barnes ' Fireside Stories (1922), Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies (1924), Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales (1924), Johanna Spyri 's Heidi (1924), and The Old Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme Books (1926).

Barbara Morgan , Melrose, Massachusetts

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