Jessie Wilcox Smith
34¢ American Illustrators
Issue Date: February 1, 2001
City: New York, NY
Printed by: Avery Dennison Security Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine die cut 11.25
This set of stamps from the Classic Collection Series showcases the art of twenty American illustrators of magazines, posters, books, and advertisements. “The First Lesson,” is by Jessie Willcox Smith. Childless herself, Smith lovingly portrayed the world of children. She became financially independent through her art, an unusual accomplishment for a woman of her time.