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Main Title: May Gibbs : more than a fairytale : an artistic life / Robert Holden & Jane Brummitt. Book Cover
Author: Holden, Robert
Brummitt, Jane
Imprint: Hardie Grant, 2011.
Collation: xv, 231 p. : ill. (some col.), portraits, bib., index, hbk ; 26 cm.
Summary: 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.
Subject: Gibbs, May, 1877-1969.
Writers and writing
Art and artists
ISBN: 9781742701509 (hbk.)
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Non-Fiction Stacks 820 GIB.M Available