Sarah Stilwell Weber
is known primarily for her illustration of children, which fits nicely with my heroine Mattie who works in children’s publishing; but I have selected this Collier cover because it is so richly striking. Weber studied with Howard Pyle
and was associated with his famous female students, the Red Rose Girls
. This picture suggests to me that she also kept up with larger art world and knew the work of Gustav Klimt
. It’s always a mistake to think that creative people are limited to whatever work makes them famous or pays the bills!
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