1. Person
  2. Female
  3. FRBR Collection
  4. 08 April 1876
  5. Philadelphia
  6. 29 September 1960
  7. Centerport
  8. American
  9. Illustrator | Artist
  10. Illustration
  11. English
    • Bessie Pease Gutmann (1876 – 1960) was an American artist and illustrator, most noted for her paintings of putti, infants, and young children. During the early 1900s she was one of the better-known magazine and book illustrators in the United States.[1] Her artwork was featured on 22 magazine covers such as Woman's Home Companion and McCall's between 1906 and 1920. She also illustrated popular children's books including a notable 1907 edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.[2] Although the commercial popularity of Gutmann's art declined during World War II, there was renewed interest in her illustrations from collectors by the late 20th century.