This year, I have chosen to do a study on poet and artist, Cicely Mary Barker. I am featuring her book "A Flower Fairy Alphabet". Not only will you learn about pretty flowers, but I will also be giving you a few fun facts about Ms. Barker each day.
|Source: Wikipedia's Article on Cicely Mary Barker|
Cicely Mary Barker
28 June 1895
Croydon, Surrey, England
|Died||16 February 1973 (aged 77)
Worthing Hospital, Worthing, England
|Resting place||Ashes spread in the churchyard at Storrington, Sussex, England|
|Residence||Various but mainly The Waldrons, West Croydon, Surrey, England (1924–1961)
St. Andrew's (maisonette), Storrington, Sussex, England (1961–1973)
|Education||Correspondence art courses
Croydon School of Art
|Occupation||Children's author and illustrator
Christian author and artist
|Employer||Various publishers but chiefly Blackie and Son Limited
Commissions from various British dioceses
|Known for||Illustrations of fairies and flowers
Triptychs and other works for the Anglican church
|Notable work(s)||The Flower Fairies of the Spring (1923) and other Flower Fairy books
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
The Parable of the Great Supper
Out of Great Tribulation and other Christian-themed works in various British churches and chapels
|Parents||Walter Barker and Mary Eleanor (Oswald) Barker|
|Relatives||Dorothy Oswald Barker (sister)|
- "A is for Apple Blossom"
- "B is for Bugle Flower"
- "C is for Columbine"
- "D is for Double Daisy"
- "E is for Everbright:
- "F is for Fuschia"
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