|PAINTER, ILLUSTRATOR, AUTHOR (ENGLAND)|
BORN 17 Mar 1846, London: Hoxton - DIED 9 Nov 1901, London: Frognal|
REAL NAME Greenaway, Catherine
GRAVE LOCATION London: Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Road, Camden (cremated)
Kate Greenaway was the daughter of wood engraver John Greenaway. She grew up in Rolleston, Nottinghamshire. She studied in the women's section of what became the the Royal College of Art. In 1879 she published her first book of verses about children, "Under the Window". It was an instant succes.
During the 1880s and 1890s she was among the most popular illustrators of children's books. Her drawings inspired Liberty of London for designs of real children's clothes. She was elected into the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1889.
Richard Norman Shaw designed an arts and crafts house for her in Frognal, London. During the summers she lived in Rolleston. In 1901 she died of breast cancer, aged 55.
was a friend of Ruskin, John