Saturday, 21 December 2013

Ilonka Karasz I




The twelve days of Christmas illustrated by Ilonka Karasz (1896-1981). The content rich illustrations in this beautiful book certainly give the impression of the frantic activity of the last few days before Christmas. 
Ilonka Karasz illustrated children's books and magazines and most impressively, over a span of almost fifty years, she illustrated 186 covers for The  New Yorker. However prolific she was as an illustrator she was initially acclaimed as a textile designer and side by side her illustration work she continued to design for applied arts producing ceramics, rugs and textiles.