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Gisella Loeffler collection

Identifier: CLRC-2007

Scope and Contents

The collection contains three black and white prints or illustration proofs, and one small original painting labeled "Oaxaca," by Gisella Loeffler.


  • undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Gisella Loeffler was born in Austria in 1903 and immigrated to the United States in 1909, settling in St. Louis, Missouri with her family. She studied art at Washington University and went on to illustrate posters for the St. Louis Post Dispatch. After seeing an exhibit of St. Louis-native Ernest Blumenschein's art from Taos, New Mexico, Gisella was intrigued and moved to Taos in 1933 to continue her art career. She is known for her unique mixture of Mexican and Austrian styles in her children's illustrations of folktales. In addition to illustrating children's books, she painted many murals across the United States in hospitals' children's areas. She died in Taos in 1977.

Biographical Source:

"Gisella Lacher Loeffler" Ask Art. Accessed January 18, 2008.


1 folder

Language of Materials

No linguistic content; Not applicable


The collection contains one original painting, and three black and white prints/illustration proofs.

Gisella Loeffler collection, undated
Jim Eyer and Emma O'Brien
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Revision Statements

  • April 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library