Thelma Somerville Cudlipp
(1892 - 1983)
Thelma Somerville Cudlipp was active/lived in New York / England. Thelma Cudlipp is known for newspaper and magazine illustration.
Biography Thelma Somerville Cudlipp
Thelma Somerville Cudlipp (October 14, 1891–April 2,1983) was an American artist and book illustrator. Born in Richmond, Virginia, she came to New York City in her early teens to study art. Her mother was Annie Ericsson Cudlipp, an Assistant Editor on the The Delineator in 1909 when Theodore Dreiser was Managing Editor.
Dreiser became infatuated with Thelma, but her mother was strongly opposed to Dreiser's involvement with her daughter, which was platonic – Dreiser was married and twenty years her senior. Thelma's mother succeeded in breaking up the relationship by packing Thelma off to England and by reporting it to the directors of the Butterick Publishing Company, which cost Dreiser his job.
In England Cudlipp conti
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