More Ruth E. Newton!

I went out to a few of my favorite antiques and collectibles shops in Ct. over the weekend (avoiding anything resembling a mall), and what luck! Another Ruth E. Newton book jumped out at me. This one is from her 1943 Mother Goose rendition, published by Whitman.

What I really like about her work (aside from the cute-but-not-too-cloying look) is her use of color. A great combo of natural tones, but hopped up a bit in saturation. Love it. This picture illustrates the lesser known Mother Goose rhyme, “I love little pussy…”.

Hmm, I can’t imagine why THAT one isn’t heard more often these days (snicker)!

4 comments on “More Ruth E. Newton!

  • on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 10:13 pm, Barbara said:

    Hey, Liz, I wanno go junkin’ with you! I love this Ruth gal’s art. Any bio info on her?

  • on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 10:40 pm, Liz said:

    Yeah- we will! I can’t find much info on her- but she was prolific- there has to be some more about her out there!

  • on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 11:54 am, monica lee said:

    You are very funny, missy! The studio day sounded fun!

  • on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 6:25 pm, Rena said:

    Hello – I just obtained a very small original painting signed “Ruth Newton” and I am trying to get more info on the artist. Your site is the only one that came up, and I was wondering if you could guide me to someone who can help me? Thanks!

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