The Kewpie character was the invention of artist and cartoonist, Rose O'Neill (1874-1944). She had a strong interest in drawing from an early age, and after winning a prize in a drawing competition at the age of 13, and within two years was employed full-time a an artist for two magazines.
At he age of 19 she moved to New York to further her career, and within a few years became America's first woman cartoonist.
After two failed marriages she moved to live in a cottage in Missouri, and it was here, in 1909 at the more...
Kewpie dolls are a type of doll that were first created in the early 20th century by American illustrator and artist, Rose O'Neill. The first Kewpie doll was designed by O'Neill in 1909, and it quickly became a popular toy for children and collectors alike.
The Kewpie doll is a small, chubby doll with a round head, big eyes, and a tuft of hair on top. It is known for its distinctive style, which includes a childlike, innocent expression and a whimsical, playful appearance. The dolls are typically made of bisque, a type of unglazed porcelain, and are more...
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