Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Artist-signed CHILDREN Postcards: Jessie Wilcox Smith & Marsh Lambert
This post focuses on two well-known postcard artists who were especially talented at portraying children. The first three postcards are by Jessie Wilcox Smith, who also illustrated children's books. Her images combine a masterful use of light and shadow with a delicate hand in showing children at play. She has an enduring popularity and there are modern reproductions of many of her designs. These three postcards, all divided back flat images, are originals published by Reinthal & Newman.
The first two Jessie Wilcox Smith designs shown here are signed at the lower right. Below is an unsigned design with a sweet image.
Marsh Lambert had a completely different style as shown in this series of little girls with flags of the WWI Allies. Bright colors, bold lines and uncluttered images personify Lambert's work. All three are divided back flat postcards published by A.M. Davis.
Marsh Lambert's artwork can be found on a variety of child images - these designs are only a sample. If you enjoy child postcards, both these artists can add value to your collection.