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Tasha Tudor & Bethany Tudor

Tasha Tudor (1915-2008) was a multifaceted artist. She illustrated children's books of her own creation as well as such classics as Mother Goose, The Secret Garden and Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen. She toured to talk about her art and her lifestyle. She was revered for her knowledge of flowers: she knew how to grow them, she knew how to paint them. Dolls and 19th century costume were important topics to Tudor. Wander through our web store to see images of her books, Christmas cards, paper dolls, and many fine art prints. As Tasha was fond of quoting .... Take Joy!

Tasha (Burgess) Tudor was born in Boston, MA, in 1915, the daughter of an artist and an engineer. She lived in Connecticut for the first third of her life. Her first book Pumpkin Moonshine (1938) came from those years. She averaged more than a book a year. The family moved to Webster, NH, in 1945 where Tudor spent her most productive years producing many books, other creative projects, and hundreds of Christmas cards with nostalgic New England scenes. Tasha Tudor moved to Marlboro, VT, in 1971. She continued to paint and write more books. She was a partner in three businesses after her 75th birthday. She died at home in 2008.

Some books about Tudor and her art are: Drawn from New England, The Private World of Tasha Tudor, Tasha Tudor's Garden, Tasha Tudor, The Direction of Her Dreams, Christmas Card Designs of Tasha Tudor. There are also three DVDs revealing her lifestyle: The Golden Key, Take Joy!, and Take Peace.

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Here is an opportunity to own an original watercolor by Tasha Tudor. The piece displays both her illustrative talent and her humor. The art was probably painted in 1964. The penciled signature of T. Tudor shows in the lower right corner; not in the published book. A sliver of white watercolor paper without paint shows at the extreme lower left. The image is of a Fourth of July mishap on the piazza of the Peterkin’s house as described in the Lucretia P. Hale story “The Peterkins Celebrate the Fourth of July,” pages 75-85. Two women and a teenage boy Solomon John jump back in horror as an explosive discharges in front of them and sends another teenage boy backwards into a flower bed. Mrs. Peterkin is startled off her rocker on the porch. Two children look across the porch from inside the house. Tudor shows two low windows and has sheathed the white house in flat planks. The tail of an American flag hangs at the top of the painting. A cat scampers away from the mad scene. The art remains in its original French mat as Tudor would have received it from her favored Boston frame shop. The blue watercolor of the mat has faded over time. The wood frame is gilt, sculpted with gray and charcoal highlights. There is slight separation of the top corners.

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TAKE PEACE, A CORGI COTTAGE CHRISTMAS WITH TASHA TUDOR by Kerruish, Sarah
TAKE PEACE, A CORGI COTTAGE CHRISTMAS WITH TASHA TUDOR by Kerruish, Sarah
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TAKE JOY! THE MAGICAL WORLD OF TASHA TUDOR by Kerruish, Sarah
TAKE JOY! THE MAGICAL WORLD OF TASHA TUDOR by Kerruish, Sarah
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CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGNS OF TASHA TUDOR by
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CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGNS OF TASHA TUDOR by
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Tasha Tudor: The Direction of her Dreams
Tasha Tudor: The Direction of her Dreams - $85.00
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