October 3, 2017

Joan Kiddell-Monroe

The world of fairy tales never stops yielding fresh inspiration. Today, I stumbled across Joan Kiddell-Monroe, a British illustrator whose mid-century work is delightful. 

She seems to be largely forgotten, and that's too bad, because her use of black with pastels, and the black lines of her figures are enchanting. Her human faces were often mostly eyes with other features vague or non-existent. Or the other way around. The swirly roundness in her images seems insistently mid-century, but I can't tell you why.

You can read more about her and see lots of gorgeous pictures by her here: http://50watts.com/Forgotten-Illustrator-Joan-Kiddell-Monroe

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Enjoy the art! All images are by Kiddell-Monroe.

1 comment

  1. Wow! Those are gorgeous! I usually am not into art of that era, but I love those creepy glowing eyes, and her lines are just beautiful, particularly on some of the ones on the page you linked to. The lion is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!