Kate Greenaway

woman and artist

Died aged c. 55

Catherine Greenaway (17 March 1846 – 6 November 1901) was an English Victorian artist and writer, known for her children's book illustrations. She received her education in graphic design and art between 1858 and 1871 from the Finsbury School of Art, the South Kensington School of Art, the Heatherley School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. She began her career designing for the burgeoning holiday card market, producing Christmas and Valentine's cards. In 1879 wood-block engraver and printer, Edmund Evans, printed Under the Window, an instant best-seller, which established her reputation. Her collaboration with Evans continued throughout the 1880s and 1890s. The depictions of children in imaginary 18th-century costumes in a Queen Anne style were extremely popular in England and internationally, sparking the Kate Greenaway style. Within a few years of the publication of Under the Window Greenaway's work was imitated in England, Germany and the United States.

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Kate Greenaway 1846-1901 artist lived & died here

Greenaway House, 39 Frognal, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1901)

Kate Greenaway 1846-1901 artist and illustrator of children's books was born at 1 Cavendish Street which stood near this site.

Sylvia Court, Cavendish Street, Hoxton, London, United Kingdom where they was

Kate Greenaway 1846-1901 children's book illustrator and artist lived here 1852 - 1873

147 Upper Street, N1 1RA, London, United Kingdom where they lived