Garth Williams

American children's illustrator

1912   -   1996

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Royal College of Art
occupation: comics artist
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Garth Montgomery Williams (April 16, 1912 – May 8, 1996) was an American artist who came to prominence in the American postwar era as an illustrator of children's books. Many of the books he illustrated have become classics of American children's literature. A notable exception are the illustrations he created for an adult audience in 'A Room for the Night' by Pauline Leader, Vanguard Press, 1946. In Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and in the Little House series of books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Williams['s] drawings have become inseparable from how we think of those stories. In that respect ... Williams['s] work belongs in the same class as Sir John Tenniel's drawings for Alice in Wonderland, or Ernest Shepard's illustrations for Winnie the Pooh. His friendly, fuzzy baby animals populated a dozen Little Golden Books. Mel Gussow in The New York Times wrote, "He believed that books 'given, or read, to children can have a profound influence!' For that reason, he said, he used his illustrations to try to 'awaken something of importance ... humor, responsibility, respect for others, interest in the world at large!'"
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works

23

Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse

children's book

author: George Selden
illustrator: Garth Williams

1986

The Rabbits' Wedding

book by Garth Williams

author: Garth Williams

Little House on the Prairie

American children's novel, 1935, third in the Little House series and second of those featuring the Ingalls family

author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
illustrator: Helen Sewell, Garth Williams

1935

On the Banks of Plum Creek

American children's novel, 1937, fourth in the Little House series

author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
illustrator: Helen Sewell, Garth Williams

1937

By the Shores of Silver Lake

American children's novel, 1939, fifth in the Little House series

author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
illustrator: Helen Sewell, Garth Williams

1939

The First Four Years

American children's novel, 1971, ninth in the Little House series, unfinished

author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
illustrator: Garth Williams

1971

These Happy Golden Years

American children's novel, 1943, eighth in the Little House series

author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
illustrator: Helen Sewell, Garth Williams

1943

Little Town on the Prairie

American children's novel, 1941, seventh in the Little House series

author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
illustrator: Helen Sewell, Garth Williams

1941

The Long Winter

American children's novel, 1940, sixth in the Little House series

author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
illustrator: Helen Sewell, Garth Williams

1940

Stuart Little

children's novel by E. B. White

author: E. B. White
illustrator: Garth Williams

1945

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