Garth Williams’ illustrations are an essential part of such classic children’s literature as Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, The Cricket in Time’s Square, and the Little House books. English Department faculty members Elizabeth K. Wallace and James D. Wallace have captured the life and times of the beloved illustrator in Garth Williams, American Illustrator: A Life (Beaufort Books, 2016) —the first full biography of Williams written with the help and cooperation of his family. According to the authors, the man behind the illustrations had an extraordinary existence including winning sculpture awards at the Royal College of Art in London and living abroad in the United Kingdom, Italy and Mexico. Elizabeth Wallace recently wrote a Boston Globe piece about the cultural imprint left by Williams. | The authors wrote about the book project for BookPage.
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