Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1896
Death 1991
American

Biographical notes:

Painter, printmaker and illustrator; New York City and Sarasota, Florida. Died 1991.

From the description of Elizabeth Olds papers, 1917-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515336

Children's literature illustrator.

From the description of Elizabeth Olds papers, 1945-1963. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 41444099

Elizabeth Olds was born on December 10, 1896 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She studied at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Art Students League of New York. She studied painting in Europe and was the first woman to be awarded the Guggenheim fellowship in 1926. She was well known as a painter and printmaker, and worked in the graphic division of the Federal Art Project in New York from 1935 to 1939. Several of her books were based on her travels. They include Riding the Rails (1948) about the railroad and Feather Mountain (1951) about shore birds. She received a Caldecott Honor for Feather Mountain in 1952. Riding the Rails (1948), Deep Treasure (1958) and Plop Plop Ploppie (1962) were all Junior Literary Guild selections. She died on March 4, 1991 in Sarasota, Florida.

From the description of Elizabeth Olds papers, 1962-1963. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 777962225

American artist and author/illustrator of children's books; Caldecott Honor, 1952.

From the description of Papers, 1945-1958. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402318

American artist and author/illustrator of children's books.

From the description of Feather mountain : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685817

From the description of Deep treasure : a story of oil : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424397

From the description of The big fire : prodcution material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437339

From the description of Riding the rails : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437337



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Subjects:

  • Railroads--History
  • Petroleum
  • Fire extinction--Juvenile literature
  • Children's literature--20th century
  • Birds--Fiction
  • Feathers--Fiction
  • Fire fighters--Juvenile literature
  • Children's literature, American--20th century
  • Art--American--Reproductions
  • Printmakers
  • Fire extinction
  • Petroleum--Juvenile literature
  • Illustrated children's books--20th century
  • Art, American
  • Serigraphy
  • Women artists
  • Illustrators
  • Illustration of books--20th century
  • Serigraphers
  • Children's authors, American--20th century--Archives
  • Fire fighters
  • Painters
  • Railroads--History--Juvenile literature
  • Children's literature, American
  • Birds--Juvenile fiction

Occupations:

  • Illustrators.

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)