Rose Cecil (Cecilia) O'Neill
(1874 - 1944)
Rose Cecil (Cecilia) O'Neill was active/lived in New York, Missouri. Rose ONeill is known for Illustration art, Kewpie imagery, fine art painting.
Biography Rose Cecil (Cecilia) O'Neill
O’Neill, Rose Cecil
1874 Wilkes-Barre, PA-1944, Springfield MO
Also known as
Rose Cecil O’Neill
Rose O’Neill Latham
After childhood and teen years in Nebraska, Rose O’Neill settled in New York City from where for several decades, she was the best-known, highest-paid female illustrator of her era. In 1999, when she was inducted into the Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame, it was written: "Without exaggeration, New Yorker writer Alexander King described Rose O'Neill's Kewpie as a 'dimpled bonanza.' The winsome elf had made its creator the highest paid female illustrator of her day with earnings of $1.4 million in 1914 dollars." (Bossert)
By 1909, O’Neill illustrat
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