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Hyman, Trina Schart

Trina Schart Hyman celebrated her birthday on April 8, 1939, and was hailed as one of the great romantic illustrators of our time. She studied art in Philadelphia, Boston, and Stockholm and served as the art director for Cricket for seven years. She launched her highly successful illustrating career with Toffe Och Den Lilla Bilen […]


Hoban, Russell

Russell Hoban was born on February 4, 1925 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania to Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine. Hoban’s father was a newspaper manager as well as the director for the Philadelphia drama guild so Russell was exposed to the arts at an early age. He began to write as young student and has won many […]


Haywood, Carolyn

Carolyn Haywood was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 3, 1898. She graduated from the Philadelphia Normal School for Girls and taught for one year before attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She studied with Elizabeth Shippen Green, Jessie Wilcox Smith, and served as studio assistant for Violet Oakley, renowned muralist. Haywood herself painted […]


Gray, Elizabeth Janet

  Elizabeth Gray Vining was born October 6, 1902, in Philadelphia. She published her first article in Young Churchman when she was seventeen. Vining graduated from Bryn Mawr College. In 1926, she graduated from Drexel University with a degree in library science. She wrote Adam of the Road under the name Elizabeth Janet Gray, and […]


de Angeli, Marguerite

Marguerite (Lofft) de Angeli was born on March 14, 1889 in Lapeer, Michigan. Her father was a photographer and her grandfather was the town’s blacksmith. At the age of 13, her family moved to Philadelphia, where Marguerite’s artistic inclinations were encouraged. She was interested in singing, writing, and drawing, seemingly heading toward a career as a […]