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Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway

Person   Born 17/3/1846 Died 6/11/1901

Illustrator of children's books and poet. Born London. She and her family moved to Upper Street in 1852. She worked for London branch of Marcus and Ward, illustrated Valentine's Day cards. Illustrations first appeared in children's book Under the Window to great success. Recreated a unique view of the English country side, mainly from time spent there in her childhood, spent summers in Ralston in Nottinghamshire. In the 1880s she bought a plot of land in Frognal NW3 and commissioned Norman Shaw to design her home with a studio for her work at the top, turned to capture the light. In his later years John Ruskin became a great fan and had a 20-year correspondence with Greenaway.

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Kate Greenaway

Historic House Kate Greenaway, 1846 - 1901, children's' book illustrator and...

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