Donated by Lorinda Bryan Cauley.
Noncirculating; available for research.
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Born in Washington, D.C., on July 2, 1951, Lorinda Bryan Cauley insists that she cannot remember a time when she did not wish to be an artist. Her parents encouraged her efforts, and she went on to attend Montgomery Junior College and the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1974 with a B.F.A. degree. While at Rhode Island, Cauley studied painting, drawing, and even sculpting. Ultimately, she chose illustration because it required a specific subject rather than a wide range of choices as in painting. She said that she prefers stories which allow her to visualize each scene and to portray each character. Cauley explained that she concentrates on interesting settings, action, colorful images, and special details that make a book for children unique and fun to read.
Cauley's books include retellings of popular and classic tales as well as her own creations. She has also illustrated many books written by other children's authors. The Animal Kids was named a Junior Literary Guild selection in 1979. The Ugly Duckling (1979) and Puss in Boots (1986) were Reading Rainbow Books. Three more of Cauley's books were chosen as Children's Choice Books: If You Say So, Claude (1981), The Cock, the Mouse, and the Little Red Hen (1983), and The Goose and the Golden Coins (1983).
Cauley lives with her husband in New Jersey and during the summer, sells handscreened beach t-shirts in Long Beach Island.
This collection contains several of Cauley's original illustrations. The first item is a Christmas card illustrated by Cauley in 1978 for Sunrise Publications. The next twenty-two items are Cauley's original illustrations for The Goose and the Golden Coins(1983), done in ink, pencil and watercolor. Each illustration has a matboard. Several drawings bear the marks of the illustration photographer. True to her assertion, Cauley uses vivid colors and details to breathe life into characters and settings.
The deGrummond Collection's Correspondence file also holds several letters from Cauley from then curator, John Kelly, concerning Cauley's donations, their financial assessment, and possible tax breaks.
A. Books (1981)THE GOOSE AND THE GOLDEN COINS authored and illustrated by Lorinda B. Cauley (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981). 1/1-4 Original color illustrations, 22 items (27 single page illustrations, four two page, six text only), 1/1 pages 3, 4/5, 10/11, 12/13; 1/2 pages 14/15, 16/17, 18/19, 20/21, 22/23; 1/3 pages 24/25, 26/27, 28/29, 30/31, 32/33; 1/4 pages 34/35, 36/37, 38/39, 40/41, 42/43, 44/45, 46/47, 48/49, 50/51.
B. IllustrationsChristmas Card 1/5 Original art by Lorinda Cauley (Bloomington, Indiana: Sunrise Publications, Inc., 1978).
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