Kate Greenaway

Standard Name: Greenaway, Kate
Birth Name: Catherine Greenaway
KG was a writer and artist who worked primarily at illustrating books for children during the Victorian era. Her career took off with the publication of Under the Window, a children's book of verse which she wrote and illustrated, and her work appealed strongly to the public. While highly successful as an illustrator, she longed for recognition as a writer. Her drawing style was admired for her romantic and charming depictions of children, while her prose was playful and quirky. She published works such as Marigold Garden, and best-selling almanacks, as well as taking commissions for illustrating other writers' works.
Low resolution sepia photo of Kate Greenaway. She is wearing a striped, buttoned dress with a white collar, sitting in a chair with pen and paper in her hands, beside a desk with, apparently, more writing materials. Her hair is in short curls in front with a bun behind.
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Black-and-white portrait photo of Kate Greenaway sitting at her writing desk and looking off into the distance,            1880.
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Publishing Elizabeth von Arnim
In late 1900, two years after the success of Elizabeth and her German Garden, EA tried fictionalizing another aspect of her actual life with a children's book, The April Baby's Book of Tunes, With...
Publishing Lady Colin Campbell
She was assisted in finding a publisher by the family friend and writer W. J. Loftie . Kate Greenaway , who later became famous for her sketches of children, provided forty-four charming drawings of Gertrude's...
Reception Ann Taylor Gilbert
ATG had many readers and admirers in the USA: estimated by her brother Isaac as ten or twenty for every one in Britain. One of them wrote to ask for her photograph.
Armitage, Doris Mary. The Taylors of Ongar. W. Heffer and Sons, 1939.


July 1850
William Allingham published Poems.