Rosemary Wells Papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains the artwork of children's book author and illustrator Rosemary Wells. Included in the collection is 1 drawing, and 1 unpublished watercolor painting related to her Max and Ruby book series.
The collection is open and available for research.
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Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
Rosemary Wells was born in New York City in 1942. Growing up she always knew she wanted to be an artist, and was encouraged to do so by her artistic parents. She attended the Museum School in Boston, following high school, and briefly studied illustration. After leaving school she was married, and started off her professional career as an editor at Allyn and Bacon. Following a move to New York for her husband's career she got a job as an art designer at Macmillan in New York. While working for Macmillan she gave the editor-in-chief illustrations for what would become her first published work, an illustrated edition of Gilbert & Sullivan'sI Have A Song to Sing-O!. During her more than 30 year career she has produced over 60 books, to include the Max and Ruby and McDuff series. Along with writing and illustrating for children's literature, Ms. Wells has also written for adolescents.
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The collection contains the artwork of children's book author and illustrator Rosemary Wells.
Provenance and Acquisition
The records were donated to the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center in 1991 by Rosemary Wells.
- Rosemary Wells Papers
- Archives & Special Collections staff
- 2011 February
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