Jessie Willcox Smith [American illustrator.1863 -1935]. Famous for her illustrations in magazines and children's books.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1884 Smith attended the School of Design for Women, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins and took classes under Howard Pyle.
She was a prolific contributor to books and magazines during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, illustrating stories and articles for clients such as Scribners, Ladies' Home Journal and Good Housekeeping. Smith also painted posters and portraits and illustrated books such as "A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Her twelve illustrations for Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies (1916) are popular and well respected. On Smith's death, she bequeathed the original works to the Library of Congress' "Cabinet of American Illustration" collection.