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Kate Greenaway

Kate GreenawayAKA Catherine Greenaway

Born: 17-Mar-1846
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 6-Nov-1901
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Cancer - Breast
Remains: Cremated, Hampstead Cemetery, London, England

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Artist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: British illustrator

British illustrator known for charming illustrations of young girls in Regency-style dresses and bonnets. Friends with John Ruskin. She used proceeds from sales of her books to buy herself a cottage designed by Richard Norman Shaw.

Britain's Library Association created the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1955 for distinguished illustration in a book for children; the highest honor a children's book illustrator can win.

Kate Greenaway composed her own epitaph, which reads: Heaven's blue skies may shine above my head, While you stand there - and say that I am dead!

Father: John Greenaway (master engraver, d. 1890)
Mother: Elizabeth Catherine Jones (seamstress)

    High School: Finsbury School of Art

Is the subject of books:
The Art of Kate Greenaway, Ida Taylor, BY: 1991, DETAILS: Pelican

Author of books:
The Language of Flowers (1884)
A Day in a Child's Life (1881)

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