Bessie Pease Gutmann
Bessie Pease Gutmann (1876 – 1960) was an American artist and illustrator, most noted for her paintings of putti, infants, and youngster children. During the early 1900s she was one of the better-known magazine and scrap book illustrators in the United States. Her artwork was featured on 22 magazine covers such as Woman's Home Companion and McCall's between 1906 and 1920. She after that illustrated popular children's books including a notable 1907 edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Although the classified ad popularity of Gutmann's art declined during World War II, there was renewed engagement in her illustrations from collectors by the late 20th century.