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About Bessie Pease Gutmann

The poems in "A Child's Garden of Verses," by Robert Louis Stevenson, have been enjoyed by generations of children, and it was just one of the books illustrated by Bessie Pease Gutmann. Another you may have heard of was "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," by Louis Carroll. However, the early 20th-century artist may be best known for her hand-colored drawings of infants and children that so lovingly display the innocence of childhood. Celebrate the birth of your child or grandchild with a Bessie Pease Gutmann print of "Awakening," which shows a waking infant snuggled under the covers and reaching into the air. You can also find prints based on the artist's series of calendars, and even reproduction Bessie Pease Gutmann calendars, so you can see a different cherubic child for each month of the year. Decorative plates depicting Guttmann's enchanting children were in demand in the early and mid 20th century, and are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Collect Bessie Pease Gutmann plates and framed prints to decorate your baby's room or to give as gifts when you choose from the wide selection available on eBay.