de Grummond Collection

McCain Library and Archives
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University of Southern Mississippi


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2.10 cu.ft. (3 boxes)

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Materials loaned to the de Grummond Collection by Ms. Brown in 1981, purchased by Abbas Horri and donated to the Collection in 1986.


Noncirculating; available for research.


The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.

Biographical Sketch

Judith Gwyn Brown was born in New York City on October 15, 1933. She attended Cooper Union and the Parsons School of Design and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and English from New York University in 1956. Brown learned the technical aspects of book design and offset printing while working for a printer doing paste-ups and book jackets from 1958 to 1960. Since 1959 she has been a free-lance illustrator. Her first book, Marjorie Paradis' Mr. De Luca's Horse, was published in 1962. Since then Brown has illustrated more than forty books and has written and illustrated four of her own, as well as contributed to anthologies, periodicals, and the New York Times. Among the many famous children's authors whose works she has illustrated are Padraic Colum, Margaret Hodges, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Noel Streatfeild, and Andre Norton.

Brown works in pen and ink, charcoal, crayon, watercolor, and oil. She enjoys reading nineteenth-century fiction and poetry and believes this, coupled with an interest in fine arts, helps her to be a better illustrator.

In 1987, Ms. Brown still made her home in New York City.



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