||May Gibbs : more than a fairytale : an artistic life / Robert Holden & Jane Brummitt.
||Hardie Grant, 2011.
|| xv, 231 p. : ill. (some col.), portraits, bib., index, hbk ; 26 cm.
||May Gibbs is one of Australia's best-known illustrators and her gum-nut babies have been adored by generations of children. For the first time her early life and artistic career are explored in detail. She travelled to England in a quest to develop as an artist and became an early supporter of the suffragettes. She began by painting wildflowers, and quickly discovered the limitations of being a female artist and the challenge of a career in art. One of the few women to become a commercial success, she did so by turning to fantasy and children's illustration. This is a fascinating biography of a talented artist.
Gibbs, May, 1877-1969.
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