Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Anne Cleveland Remembered

Margie Boule writes a portrait of cartoonist Anne Cleveland (1916-2009), as remembered by her daughter, Susan, in today's Oregonian.

"Anne's parents came from wealthy New England families. After her father died and her mother grew more ill, Anne, Van and two younger brothers were placed in boarding schools or convents.

"Anne was taught, Susan says, not to make trouble. 'She was the oldest, the only girl. . . . Throughout her life, her reaction was, 'How do I get rid of a desire?' as opposed to going for it.'"

H/t to Journalista!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So glad to learn more about her. I've seen the murals she painted at Vassar, and they are quite charming time capsules of her era there. Now to find those other books of hers!