Arts Everyday Living: A Child’s World—Germany’s Mary Cassatt, Portrait of A Son

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A person’s a person, no matter how small.*

Dr. Seuss



Jacob Nobbe, Portrait of Erwin Nobbe,1887, medium not identified, Museumsberg Flensburg, Flensburg,Germany

*From Horton Hears a Who!

Unfortunately, little information is available on Jacob Nobbe (1850-1919), a German artist whose penetrating portayal of his son Erwin (who later became a painter himself), may remind us of one of Mary Cassatt.’s portraits of childhood.    Studying at art academies in Dusseldorf, Dresden, and Berlin, Nobbe was from Flensburg, in the northern part of Germany, close to Denmark.

Dr. Seuss or Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991) specialized in writing and illustrating some 60 children’s books.  Starting his career as a humorist and cartoonist, Seuss began producing works in the 1950s that have become classics, including The Cat in a Hat and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

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