NJ - 1937)
Rembrandt Lockwood, was an architect, wood engraver, and painter of
church murals. He abandoned the family when Francis was a
teenager, and she began supporting herself through drawing and
painting. Her first professional sale was to Louisa May
Alcott, for a sketch illustrating one of Alcott's poems. In
1886, she married painter William Tyson Brundage. By 1900, she was engaged by publisher
Raphael Tuck to illustrate children's books and soon began designing
postcards for them. She joined publisher Sam Gabriel
postcards celebrating holidays and American traditions. Well
into her 60's, she was still illustrating up to 20 books a year. In
she is represented by only about 300 signed postcard designs, but the
her work places her in the upper echelon of postcard illustrators.
For more information and examples of her work, visit Women
Children's Book Illustrators
by Denise Ortakales.