Florence Kate Upton (1873-1922) was among the earliest illustrators of children's picture books. Her Golliwogg character, immediately loved by children, was the first fictional character to be mass-produced. This is the first complete and accurate account of the original Golliwogg, filling a void in the history of children's literature and in the history of dolls. Upton was also a respected artist, settling in London after studies in Paris, and this biography is a comprehensive study of her artistic career, bringing together for the first time reproductions of her major works. It therefore adds a rich and formerly unexplored chapter to the history of women in the arts.
...thought-provoking for the background Davis presents on how women in art were treated during the late 1890s and early 1900s. * VOYA * ...very interesting and informative. * Doll Castle News * ...a valuable resource. * Martha's Kidlit Newsletter * ...thought-provoking for the background Davis presents on how women in art were treated during the late 1890s and early 1900s. VOYA ...very interesting and informative. Doll Castle News ...a valuable resource. Martha's Kidlit Newsletter