Tudor, Tasha

Tudor, Tasha (b. Starling Burgess)

(1915–  ) writer, illustrator; born in Boston, Mass. She studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. Her mother, Rosamond Tudor, was a portrait painter, and Tasha changed her first name and adopted her mother's maiden name. She also elected to live a 19th-century lifestyle in Marlboro, Vt., where she raised all her food, lived without inside plumbing, and made her own candles. Her illustrations are reminiscent of Kate Greenaway, and her immensely popular books for children, such as Tasha Tudor's Favorite Stories (1965), and her illustrations for the work of other writers, continue to delight young and adult readers.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.