As many of you know, one of my favorite women artist is Ingri D'Aulaire. I am listing two websites of interest, the first is a website that lists information on a short, 19 minute, film that describes how she and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire created their wonderful art.
The film is called "CHILDREN OF THE NORTHLIGHTS: A PORTRAIT OF INGA AND EDGAR D'AULAIRE"
The next tidbit is taken from the descriptions of the HELEN ADAMS MASTEN papers.
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
"Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (1898-1986), a German-American artist and his wife Ingri Mortensen (1904-1980), a
Norwegian-American author and artist, married in 1925 and were both art students of Pola Gaugin in Paris in the late 1920s. They collaborated on all of their works, including a translation of East of the Sun and West of the Moon and the 1940 Caldecott
Medal winner, Abraham Lincoln. The d'Aulaires won the
1970 Regina Medal and numerous other honors."
If you live close enough to the University of Southern Missippi, you could have access to a wide range of correspondence from some of the most famous authors and illustrators of American Children's Literature. Helen was very influential in several of the most prestigious associations for Graphic Artists and children's literature here in America.
She was a personal friend of the artist/illustrator, Marcia Brown (three Caldecott Medals for her titles Cinderella (1955), Once a Mouse (1962), and Shadow, 1983). I loved the pictures in her book and the story of Stone Soup.I believe Marcia Brown still lives today.
Here is that website address:
Hope you find these resources a good start,
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