Women in the the Visual Arts and Literature

Rose O’Neill

34-cent Kewpie and Kewpie Doodle Dog stamp
The 34-cent Rose O’Neill stamp was issued on February 1, 2001.

Rose O’Neill (1874-1944) is most well known for her creation of the Kewpie characters that appeared in Ladies Home Journal during the early 1900’s. In addition to her illustrations for Ladies Home Journal, she also wrote several children’s books that contained the characters. O’Neill also created illustrations for other prominent magazines of the time such as Good Housekeeping and Life, and also was a sculptor, novelist, and poet.