Thursday, June 26, 2014
JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH...ART OF A SIMPLER LIFE!
In 1915, she began her career as the cover illustrator for Good Housekeeping Magazine for as long as she wanted the position. She stayed for 15 years and was paid was paid $1,500.00 per cover making her the highest paid illustrator of her time. These covers are perhaps what most of us know her for. They show the simplicity of everyday life and in these times of instant everything it is heartwarming to look at them and think of a time when life was so family oriented and simpler. I have several of them framed in my home and it just make me very happy to see them everyday.