Adrienne “Dean” <I>Adams</I> Anderson


Adrienne “Dean” Adams Anderson

Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Death 3 Dec 2002 (aged 96)
Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA
Burial Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia, USA
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Adrienne Adams was the daughter of Edwin Hunt and Sue Broaddus Adams. She attended Stephens College, 1925, the University of Missouri, 1927, and the American School of Design, New York, 1928. She married John Lonzo Anderson August 17, 1935.

Adrienne or "Dean," to her friends, had a long career as an artist, illustrator, and author of children's books; teacher in a rural school in Oklahoma, 1927; free-lance designer of displays, murals, textiles, greeting cards, and other materials in New York City, 1929-49; Staples-Smith Displays, New York City; decorator of furniture and murals, and art director, 1945-52; full-time illustrator, 1952-.

Adrienne was recognized in her field, runner-up, Caldecott Medal, 1960, for illustration of Houses of the Sea, and 1962, for illustration of The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up; Rutgers Award, College of Library Services, Rutgers University, 1973, for contributions to children's literature; University of Southern Mississippi's Medallion, 1977.

A Woggle of Witches, Scribner, 1971
(Compiler) Poetry of the Earth, Scribner, 1972
The Easter Egg Artists, Scribner, 1976
The Christmas Party, Scribner, 1978
The Great Valentine's Day Balloon Race, Scribner, 1980
A Halloween Happening, Scribner, 1981
The World on a Farm by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Friendship Press, 1931
Bag of Smoke by Lonzo Anderson, Viking, 1942, revised edition, Knopf, 1968
The Boy Jones by Patricia Gordon, Viking Press, 1943
The 13th is Magic by Patricia Gordon, Lothrop, 1950.
The Summer is Magic by Patricia Grodon, Lothrup, 1952
Captain Ramsay's Daughter by Elizabeth Fraser Torjensen, Lothrop, 1953
Angela of Angel Court, by Elizabeth Rogers, Crowell, 1954
Impunity Jane by Rumer Godden, Viking, 1954
Jenny by Mary Kennedy, Lothrop, 1954
Pulling Strings by Madeleine N. Myers, Holt, 1954
The Baby House by Norma Simon, Lippincott, 1955
The Blue Mountain by Beth Lipkin, Knopf, 1956
The Fairy Doll by Rumer Godden, Viking, 1956
The Easter Bunny That Overslept by Priscilla Fredrich and Otto Friedrich, Lothrop, 1957, new edition, 1983
The Light in the Tower by Patricia Gordon, Lothrop, 1957
Great Aunt Victoria's House by Margaret Glover Otto, Holt, 1957
Mouse House by Rumer Godden, Viking, 1957
The Rachel Field Story Book by Rachel Lyman Field, Doubleday, 1958
Die Feenpupe by Rumer Godden, Boje Verlag, 1958
The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden, Viking, 1958
Theodore's Parents by Janice Udry, Lothrop, 1958
Houses from the Sea by Alice E. Goudey, Scribneer, 1959
Trudy's First Day at Camp by Paula Hendrich, Lothrop, 1959
The Littlest Witch by Jeanne Massey, Knopf, 1959
Going Barefoot by Aileen Lucia Fisher, Crowell, 1960
Candy Floss by Rumer Godden, Viking, 1960
The Shoemaker and the Elves by Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm, Scribner, 1960
Tip and Dip by Suzanne Gleaves and Lael Wertenbaker, Lippincott, 1960
Thumbelina by Hans Christian Anderson, Scribner, 1961
The Day We Saw The Sun Come UP by Alice E. Goudey
Mary's Marvelous Mouse by Mary Francis Shura, Knopf, 1962
What Makes A Shadow? by Clyde Robert Bulla, Crowell, 1962
A Fifteenth Century Cookry Boke, John L. Anderson Compiler, Scribner, 1962
Bring a Torch Jeannette, Isabella by W. Saboly, Scribner, 1963
Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Scotland by Virginia Haviland, Little, Brown, 1963
The Nearsighted Knight by Mary Francis Shura, Knopf, 1964
Snow White and Red Rose by Grimm, Scribner, 1964
Butterfly Time by Alice E. Goudey, Scribner, 1964
The Mouse Palace by Frances Carpenter, McGraw, 1964
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson, Scribner, 1965
In The Middle of The Night by Mary Francis Shura, Crowell, 1965
Cabbage Moon by Jan Wahl, Holt, 1965
Ponies of Mykillengi by Lonzo Anderson, Scribner, 1966
The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Andrew Lang, Holt, 1966
The White Rat's Tale by Barbara Schiller, Holt, 1967
Jorinda and Joringel, Grimm, Scribner, 1968
Two Hundred Rabbits by Lonzo Anderson, Viking, 1968
The Laird of Cockpen by Leclaire Alger, Holt, 1969
Summer's Coming In by Natalia Belting, Holt, 1970
Painting The Moon by Carl Withers, Holt, 1970
Mr. Biddle and the Birds by Lonzo Anderson, Scribner, 1971
Izzard by Lonzo Anderson, Scribner, 1971
Twice Upon A Time by Irwin Shapiro, Scribner, 1973
The Halloween Party by Lonzo Anderson, Scribner, 1974
Hansel and Gretel by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, Scribner, 1975
The River Bank by Kenneth Grahame, Scribner, 1977
Arion and the Dolphins by Lonzo Anderson, Scribner, 1978
The Wounded Duck by Peter Barnhard, Scribner, 1979

Dean is sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

For more information on Adrienne Adams, visit your local library.

To see an exhibit of Adrienne Adams's art, contact the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University.

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