(1899 - 1971)
Richard Bennett (1899-1971) was a nationally known printmaker, painter, and illustrator, born in Ireland but raised in Washington State. He later divided his time between New York City and Seattle. A leading children’s book author and illustrator, he received national recognition for his woodblock prints and engravings. He was part of the inner circle of leading Northwest artists including Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson. In New York he became close to a group of artists and scholars that included the Abstract Expressionist Theodoros Stamos, etcher Thomas Handforth, and the scholar Edmond Tolk.
Among the many children’s books he illustrated are the Paul Bunyon stories, Treasure Island, and Betty MacDonald’s The Egg and I and Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. David Martin places Bennett’s work in the context of major American printmakers and illustrators and the changes in book production inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement.
A collection of stories from Story Parade magazine.
An anthology containing Kintu by Elizabeth Enright with new illustrations by Bobri.
A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.
An anthology of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.
The Egg and I (1945)
The creator of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle started in life as the wife of a chicken farmer in the wilds of the Olympic Peninsula.
Good Times Together (1958)
Includes stories of Paul Bunyan, Mike Fink, Pecos Bill and many others.
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (1947)
The widow of a retired pirate keeps open house for the children of the neighborhood and supplies their mothers with magical cures for the children’s bad habits.
Story Parade (1938)
A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade magazine.
Story Parade Gold Book (1941)
A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade Magazine.
A collection of stories that had appeared in Story Parade Magazine.