Enjoy our Counted Cross Stitch and Counted Needlepoint Charts Patterns inspired by The works of Jessie Willcox Smith.
Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935), was an American artist and illustrator she was often referred to a s “painter of children” She was one of the highest-paid women illustrators of her era. It was said of the ideal children that populated her illustrations; Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Smith attended the School of Design for Women and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. After graduation she worked in the advertising and production department of the Ladies' Home Journal magazine. After five years she left to study under Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute. near Philadelphia and began a prolific and lengthy career. Jessie Willcox Smith created magazine covers, posters, calendars, and portraits, and produced hundreds of story illustrations for books and magazines. Although she had no children of her own, children became the focus of her art. She became famous for her sensitive and much loved portrayal of small children in family settings.