Bessie Pease Gutmann was a premier illustrator during the first half of the twentieth century. Her work embodies the feel and subject matter that has come to be associated with women illustrators of that period. Her style evolved from simple black-and-white line drawings to luminescent oils and watercolors with hints of impressionism. This visual masterpiece contains more full-color photography of Gutmann's work than all other previous publications about her, and is accompanied by the most complete price guide ever offered. Some of the works shown are so rare that this book provides their only publication outside of hard-to-find antique art print catalogs. The magnificent imagery in this book will make it a wonderful addition to anyone's art library. Because of Gutmann's predominant subject matter, those who love children will truly appreciate her ability to capture their spirit, and those enamored by angels and the ethereal will not be disappointed with Gutmann's representations of them in this wonderful collection of images.