Pease [Gutmann] was a well known and much loved illustrator of images of childhood and the family, as
well as an author of children's books, including a collection of
prayers. She was born in
1876 in Philadelphia and died in Centerport, New York, 1960. The height
of her popularity as an artist was in the 1920s and and 30s. After
II the sweetness of her artwork and the innocence it radiated found
itself less in demand as American
culture slowly became openly prurient and now barbaric. She
collaborated with the art firm of Gutmann
and Gutmann, eventually marrying Helmut later in life. They had three
children. She belongs to the art period known as the Golden Age of
Illustration. This exhibit is dedicated to her in thanksgiving for her
love of childhood innocence and purity. Our savage age cries out for
The image on the Prayer Directory page is one of hers.
This little gallery of 16 representative images does not contain
"rooms" or pages. Merely click on an image link and the picture will
appear, which you can enlarge for viewing. We have provided an external
for purchasing prints of her work.
If any of these images dated past 1936 and are thus not in the public
domain, please let us know so we can remove them.