Charles Santore: Illustrations from Classic Tales Boxed Notecard Assortment
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Printed on recycled paper.
Charles Santore began his artistic career producing illustrations for advertising agencies and magazines. In the 1980s he turned his attention to children’s book illustration.
Working on children’s books gave him time to develop characters and the worlds they live in, Santore said. He designed the books with an eye on the pacing and cadence of the images, building toward a grand finale, much like staging a ballet.
He illustrated more than twenty children’s books and is perhaps best known for his versions of classics such as The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Little Mermaid.
Santore received the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators and the Alumni Award of the Philadelphia College of Art. His artworks are part of the collections of the Brandywine River Museum in Pennsylvania; the Free Library of Philadelphia; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and the US Department of the Interior.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
The Lion and the Mouse from Aesop’s Fables
Peter Rabbit and His Family (detail) from The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Queen’s Castle from Snow White
The Boy and His Rabbit from The Velveteen Rabbit