The Red Rose Girls

One of my most cherished art books is The Red Rose Girls by Alice Carter. It tells the stories of three remarkable female artists who were prominent forces in the Golden Age of Illustration: Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, and Elizabeth Shippen Green. They studied together under Howard Pyle, and then set up a residence together in a country house called the Red Rose Inn where art became a way of life.

June, 1902, by Violet Oakley

The Thousand Quilt, 1904, by Elizabeth Shippen Green

Morning, 1902, by Jessie Wilcox Smith