Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Illustrations from Childhood
If you remember reading Golden Books as a child, the illustrations of Gustaf Tenggren will feel very familiar to you.
"Immediately after publishing this book [Tenggren's Tell It Again Book ], Tenggren produced The Poky Little Puppy, the book that was the model for the hundreds of Little Golden Books that followed over the next seventy years. By going back to his roots and synthesizing his Swedish cultural upbringing, Tenggren invented a style that now seems to us to be quintessentially American." (ASIFA Hollywood Animation Archive to see his artwork. )
Other well known illustrators who worked for Golden Books included Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, and Martin Provenson.