Gisella Loeffler collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains three black and white prints or illustration proofs, and one small original painting labeled "Oaxaca," by Gisella Loeffler.
- Loeffler, Gisella (Person)
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.
"Gisella Lacher Loeffler" Ask Art. Accessed January 18, 2008. www.askart.com/askart/l/gisella_lacher_loeffler/gisella_lacher_loeffler.aspx
Language of Materials
No linguistic content; Not applicable
The collection contains one original painting, and three black and white prints/illustration proofs.
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- paintings (visual works) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- prints (visual works) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Gisella Loeffler collection, undated
- Jim Eyer and Emma O'Brien
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 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