Beatrix Potter (died 1943 aged 77) – Book illustrator featuring human like watercolour animals
(Pronounced bey-uh-trick pot-er)
Potter - Her rabbits pottered around
Be it rabbits up to tricks (Beatrix) or just pottering (Potter) around a garden, her watercolour animals in her novels became world famous.
This style of changing animals or objects and giving them human like characteristics is called anthropomorphic (pronounced an-thruh-puh-mawr-fik).
Beatrix Potter was fascinated by the natural world. She modelled her own pets for her beautiful watercolours.
She wrote and illustrated thirty books, twenty three of which were children's tales. She was so successful that even today her books sell over two million copies every year.
Her success allowed her to give, what now constitutes the Lake District National Park, to the National Trust.
She is known for her children's books featuring animals such as "The Tale of Peter Rabbit".
Nobody before had created - Watercolours of animals with human like features that became successful artworks