Nesbitt, Esta

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Xerox artist and educator; New York City. Born 1918, died 1975.

From the description of Esta Nesbitt papers, 1942-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132894

Esta Nesbitt (1918-1975) began her career in fashion and magazine art. In 1960, she illustrated The Town Across the Water with sugar-lift aquatints. Her subsequent book illustration was known for experimentation to develop unique techniques to produce prints that met Nesbitt's exacting standards of text interpretation.

From the description of The earth is on a fish's back : tales of beginnings : production material, 1965. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62496892

From the description of The Lady of Roanoke : production material, 1965. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439305

From the description of The stars are silver reindeer : production material, 1966. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439313

From the description of My brother Stevie : production material, 1967. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439310

From the description of Jon the unlucky : production material, 1964. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62496893

From the description of The town across the water : production material, 1963. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518343

From the description of Papers, 1964-1969. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682615

From the description of Scarlet sails : production material, 1967. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682614

From the description of Audun and his bear : production material, 1969. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375067

From the description of The man who found Nineveh : the story of Austen Henry Layard : production material, 1964. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375068

Esta Nesbitt (1918-1975) was a native New Yorker. She attended Traphagen School, Columbia University, and the China Institute. Later, she taught at Parson's School of Design. She began her career creating fashion, advertising and magazine art, receiving citations for her work. In 1960, while studying painting and printmaking, Esta Nesbitt illustrated The Town Across the Water with sugar-lift aquatints. Her subsequent book illustration work was marked by painstaking experimentation to produce prints that met her exacting standards for each title. Ms. Nesbitt was known for developing special techniques to create prints that expressed her perception of the text.

From the guide to the Esta Nesbitt Papers 1964-1969, 1964-1969, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. The Lady of Roanoke : production material, 1965. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. Papers, 1964-1969. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. Jon the unlucky : production material, 1964. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. The man who found Nineveh : the story of Austen Henry Layard : production material, 1964. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. The stars are silver reindeer : production material, 1966. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. Esta Nesbitt fashion illustrations, 1944-1964. New School for Social Research
creatorOf Esta Nesbitt Papers 1964-1969, 1964-1969 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. The earth is on a fish's back : tales of beginnings : production material, 1965. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. My brother Stevie : production material, 1967. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. Scarlet sails : production material, 1967. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf NESBITT, ESTA. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. Audun and his bear : production material, 1969. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. Esta Nesbitt papers, 1942-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Nesbitt, Esta. The town across the water : production material, 1963. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith Belting, Natalia Maree, 1915-1997. person
associatedWith Bothwell, Jean. person
associatedWith Clymer, Eleanor Lowenton, 1906- person
associatedWith Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane, 1893- person
associatedWith Dare, Virginia, b. 1587 person
associatedWith Grin, A. (Aleksandr), 1880-1932 person
associatedWith Layard, Austen Henry, 1817-1894 person
associatedWith Macy's (Firm). corporateBody
associatedWith Polland, Madeleine A. person
associatedWith Saks & Company (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Schiller, Barbara. person
associatedWith Silverberg, Robert. person
associatedWith Whitney, Thomas P. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
Ireland
United States
Roanoke Colony
Virginia
Nineveh (Extinct city)
Greenland
Iceland
Subject
Sea stories, Russian--Translations into English
Xerography
Art teachers
Women's clothing--20th century--Pictorial works
Children's literature--Illustrations
Armada, 1588--Juvenile fiction
Commercial art--20th century
Fashion drawing
Constellations--Fiction
Stars--Folklore
Women artists--20th century
Sea stories, English--Translations from Russian
Brothers and sisters--Juvenile fiction
Armada, 1588--Fiction
Copy art
Advertising layout and typography
Brothers and sisters--Fiction
Department stores--20th century
Folklore
Stars--Fiction
Women artists
Legends--Juvenile literature
Children's literature, American
Occupation
Fashion illustrators
Illustrator
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