(1876 - 1960)
Bessie Pease Gutmann was active/lived in New York. Bessie Gutmann is known for illustration-infant children.
Biography Bessie Gutmann
Bessie Pease Gutmann was born Bessie Collins Pease in Philadelphia in 1876 and spent most of her childhood in Mount Holly, New Jersey. She lived during the Golden Age of Illustration which ran from 1890 -1925. Illustration was one of the few fields accessible to women artists during this period of time and Gutmann became known as one of the foremost women illustrators.
Gutmann was formally trained at the prestigious Philadelphia School of Design for women in 1893. She was part of a long list of accomplished alumni including Jessie Wilcox Smith, Charlotte Harding Brown, Gertrude Alice Kay, and Harriet Sartain. Among the faculty was Alice Barber Stephens who greatly influenced Gutmann's work. The "Father o
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