The 20th century American illustrator Tasha Tudor lived in New England her entire life, 1915-2008. And during most of that long life, she was drawing and painting scenes she saw around her. Her
paintings of farm life began before World War II with five small pocket size books about farm animals and country youth.
Tasha Tudor painted a nostalgic New England that she also lived in her various homes. That life and the pictures she created inspired people all over the world to want to live as Tasha lived.
They longed for that long-gone New England landscape. Tasha didnít paint Interstate highways and hardly any railroads. There are no airplanes. Weíve found only one television antenna. But she
did paint the objects she knew and loved: her antique furniture, dolls, corgi dogs, clothing from earlier days, tulip ware and pink luster dishes which she owned. All these she placed in the
correct scenery through some 100 books.
Cellar Door Books is a small specialty book shop devoted to Tasha Tudor. We have her books, art prints, Christmas cards and many other things created by this talented artist. We sell her
original art, some pieces consigned and some our own. And we can help you dispose of your Tudor art. There is no count of the number of pieces Tudor created in her lifetime. We calculate in the
neighborhood of 15,000 original watercolors, oils and drawings in pencil and chalk.
John and Jill Hare are the proprietors of Cellar Door Books founded in 1971. We are also the compilers and authors of two comprehensive reviews of Tudorís art: Tasha Tudor: the Direction of Her
Dreams (1998) describes some 1200 books associated with Tudor; and Christmas Card Designs of Tasha Tudor (2012) describes and pictures the majority of the 1400 Christmas and other greeting cards