Women in the the Visual Arts and Literature

Jessie Wilcox Smith

34-cent The First Lesson stamp
The 34-cent Jessie Wilcox Smith stamp was issued on February 1, 2001.

Jessie Wilcox Smith (1863-1935) illustrated for magazines such as Good Housekeeping and Ladies Home Journal throughout the beginning of the twentieth century. She loved children and began illustrating while she was a kindergarten teacher. Although she never married or had children of her own, her illustrations usually featured images of children’s activities. In addition to her artwork on magazines, Smith was also the illustrator of many children’s books.