Suba, Susanne, 1913-

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Susanne Suba was born in 1913 in Budapest, Hungary. She began studying art with her father, Miklos, an architect and painter. Sometime between 1919 and 1922 she and her mother May, a pianist originally from Brooklyn, moved to the United States. Her father joined the family later. They settled in Brooklyn, where Suba attended the Brooklyn Friends School and the Pratt Institute. Frank Henahan of Aldus Associates gave her her first commission, for four illustrations to The Colophon Part XX. The first book she fully illustrated was Life Without Principle by Henry David Thoreau, which was chosen as one of the American Institute of Graphic Arts Fifty Books of the Year in 1937. Other notable books which Suba illustrated include The Cat (1936) by Colette , The Coat-Hanger Christmas Tree (1973) by Eleanor Estes, Morning Faces: A Book of Children and Parents (1949) by John Mason Brown, and Sonny-Boy Sim (1948) by Elizabeth Whitemore Baker. She also illustrated a number of books by her husband, Russell McCracken. These included The Elegant Elephant (1944), The Mystery of Carmen the Cow (1946), and The Gentle Giraffe (1945). She both wrote and illustrated one book, My Paintbook (1936). In addition to illustrating books, she also designed book jackets for various publishers and drew caricatures for The New Yorker. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Brooklyn Museum.

From the description of Susanne Suba illustrations, 1948. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 774383501

Hungarian artist and illustrator who studied at the Pratt Institute in New York.

From the description of Susanne Suba papers. [Part 1], 1938-1973. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 41267801

From the description of Susanne Suba papers. [Part 2], 1938-1973. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 41269062

Painter, illustrator; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Susanne Suba papers, 1939-1993, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83795533

Susanne Suba was born in Budapest, Hungary and completed her education at the Pratt Institute. She is a (self-illustrated) author, and has illustrated books by others, as well.

From the description of Susanne Suba papers, 1941-1973. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63315132

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referencedIn James M. Geraghty papers, 1940-1983 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum records, 1823-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Suba, Susanne, 1913-. Susanne Suba papers, 1939-1965, bulk 1939-1948. Newberry Library
referencedIn Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991. Harper's Magazine records kept by managing editor Russell Lynes, 1946-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Suba, Susanne, 1913-. Susanne Suba illustrations, 1948. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Geraghty, James M., 1905-1983. James M. Geraghty papers, 1940-1983. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Suba, Susanne, 1913-. Susanne Suba papers. [Part 2], 1938-1973. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf Suba, Susanne, 1913-. Susanne Suba papers, 1939-1993, n.d. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Suba, Susanne, 1913-. Susanne Suba papers, 1941-1973. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Suba, Susanne, 1913-. Susanne Suba papers. [Part 1], 1938-1973. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf Suba, Susanne, 1913-. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
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associatedWith Baker, Elizabeth Whitemore, b. 1882 person
correspondedWith Baugild, Mary person
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Converse, Allen. person
associatedWith Detterer, Ernst Frederick, 1888-1947. person
associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. Central Children's Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968 person
associatedWith Geraghty, James M., 1905-1983. person
associatedWith Howe, Walter. person
correspondedWith Kittredge, William A. (William Albion), 1891-1945 person
associatedWith Limited Editions Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Nichols, Dale, 1904- person
associatedWith Owens, Harry J. person
associatedWith R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, C. Prentiss. person
associatedWith USM Libraries. de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith USM Libraries. de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Wood, Grant, 1891-1942. person
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New York (State)--New York
Illinois--Chicago
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Greeting cards--Specimens
Children's literature, American--20th century
Women artists
Illustration of books--20th century
Illustrated children's books--20th century
Book designers
Illustrators
Illustration of books
Painters
Children's literature--20th century
Publishers and Publishing
Children's authors--20th century--Archives
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