Illustrator Tasha Tudor lived in New England her entire life, 1915-2008. Her paintings of farm life began before World War II with five small pocket size books about farm life of the past.
Her nostalgic lifestyle and pictures inspired world-wide admirers to want to live as Tasha lived. They longed for that long-gone New England landscape. Tudor painted what she knew and loved: antique furniture and clothing, dolls, corgi dogs, the tulip ware and pink luster dishes which she owned. Her pictures appear in 100 books.
Cellar Door Books is a specialty book shop devoted to Tasha Tudor. We have her books, art prints, Christmas cards and any other thing created by this talented artist. We carry her original art. And we can help you dispose of your Tudor art – part of some 15,000 original watercolors, oils and drawings.
Proprietors John and Jill Hare founded Cellar Door Books in 1971. We are also the authors of two comprehensive reviews of Tudor’s art: Tasha Tudor: the Direction of Her Dreams (1998) describes some 1200 books associated with Tudor; and Christmas Card Designs of Tasha Tudor (2012) shows 1400 Christmas and other greeting cards Tudor painted.
ORIGINAL art from the second book published by Tasha Tudor. The piece has the holes Tasha made for the ribbon that bound this tiny book. Published after PUMPKIN MOONSHINE. Watercolor illustration of the dedication page published on page  in ALEXANDER THE GANDER Oxford University Press, 1939.
A lovely watercolor for the Art Guild Greeting Christmas card No. P341, ca. 1960. A chickadee looks back over its left shoulder, sitting on a snowy fir branch with red berries on a neighborng branch. Framed. See image at www.cellardoorbooks.com