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Rose O'Neill

 (1875 - 1944)
Rose Cecil Latham O'Neill was active/lived in New York, Missouri.  Rose ONeill is known for illustration-genre, children-infant.

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Rose O'Neill


Children's book illustrator, Rose O'Neill created the Kewpies, which appeared in magazines and books as dolls.  The second of seven children, O'Neill was born on June 25, 1874 in Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania.  Her parents were both creative and always encouraged O'Neill in her artistic endeavors, which included writing, acting and drawing. Through her father, a book dealer, she learned to appreciate good literature.

When O'Neill was three years old, the family moved to Nebraska.  Studying at the Sacred Heart Convent in Omaha, she preferred music, art and drama.  In 1890, O'Neill briefly joined a company of touring actors but found the Shakespearean role too challenging.  Three years later, she moved to New York  ...  Displaying 750 of 8462 characters.



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About  Rose O'Neill

Born:  1875 - Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania
Died:   1944 - near Springfield, Missouri
Known for:  illustration-genre, children-infant