Alice is a curious girl whose look never stops changing. Her adventures began in 1865 when Lewis Carroll wrote the story about a young girl falling down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world full of peculiar creatures. Alice has enchanted generations ever since and become a bit a fashion trend-setter.
Mabel Lucie Attwell said her greatest achievement in life was being a mum.
‘…motherhood was the most wonderful thing in my life. My career is me and my pictures are me, but no artist, or writer – or scientist – could make anything as perfect as a baby, and yet through me it had been done.’
How did the ideas tumble from Mabel's mind onto the page? Did she use a formula to ensure success whether postcard, book or comic strip?
We take a look at interviews with Mabel and her original artwork and notes to settle the question.
In an exciting new venture, we are launching a new initiative, Mabel to uncover, rediscover and share her huge variety and diversity of illustrations: from beautiful pencil drawings for children’s classics from Peter Pan to Alice in Wonderland to World War One postcards, the cheeky Boo Boo fairies and many, many more. From postcards for the Royal Family to illustrations for national magazines and advertising for London Underground, Mabel Lucie Attwell's work was hugely popular during her lifetime and is still much loved around the world today.
Keep in touch to be the first to see what we find – as we grow our cards and gifts range alongside a regular blog of memories and stories about Mabel Lucie Attwell’s life and art.