Harlow Rockwell Papers
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The collection contains production material for six titles published between 1966 and 1989; one title, My Spring Robin, was illustrated jointly with Lizzy Rockwell, Harlow Rockwell's daughter. The collection includes corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, a note, illustrations done in a variety of media some with separations, studies, dummies, paste-ups, a photocopy and layouts. Additional material related to Harlow Rockwell's work may be found in the Anne Rockwell Collection, Harlow Rockwell's wife and frequent collaborator.
- Rockwell, Harlow (Person)
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Harlow Rockwell was born in 1910. He studied at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and at the Pratt Institute in New York City. He wrote and illustrated his first picture book for children, [the]ABC Book, in 1961. Throughout his long and prolific career, Harlow Rockwell collaborated on many picture books for very young readers with his wife, Anne Rockwell; he also co-illustrated My Spring Robinwith their daughter, Lizzy Rockwell. Harlow Rockwell's books focus on the experiences, events, and places that make up a young child's' world such as going to the dentist, or barber, or working in the kitchen. His books' text and illustration are simple and realistic with precise detail yet they are never simplistic or dull. Harlow Rockwell's illustrations and text have enough variety and high level of recognizability to capture and maintain a young child's interest. Harlow Rockwell worked primarily in ink and watercolor and his work alone or in collaboration with Anne Rockwell is easily recognizable, admired by critics, and enjoyed by young readers. Harlow Rockwell died on April 7, 1988
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Harlow Rockwell's papers focus on his work as an author and illustrator of picture books for children. The collection contains production material for six titles published between 1966 and 1989. One title, My Spring Robin, was illustrated with his daughter, Lizzy Rockwell. The collection contains corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, a note, illustrations done in a variety of media some with separations, studies, dummies, paste-ups, a photocopy, and layouts. Additional material related to Harlow Rockwell's work may be found in the Anne Rockwell Collection, Harlow Rockwell's wife and frequent collaborator.
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This collection was placed on permanent loan at the Children's Literature Research Collection by Harlow and Anne Rockwell. Additional information about the collection's provenance can be found in the Anne Rockwell Collection Papers
Gift of: Rockwell, Harlow
Gift of: Rockwell, Harlow
This collection was processed with financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Harlow Rockwell Papers
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