The World Mourns Tasha Tudor, Renowned Artist and Illustrator

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Tasha Tudor Died Yesterday at the Age of 92

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Tasha Tudor, who illustrated nearly one hundred books including Corgiville Fair and Pumpkin Moonshine, died yesterday in her home surrounded by family. Tudor was 92 years old.

Tasha Tudor was born on August 28, 1915 in Boston, MA. She studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In 1938 she married Thomas L McCready, Jr. and they had four children; Bethany, Seth, Tom and Efner. In 1971 Tudor moved to Marlboro, Vermont where her son Seth built her traditional cape style home using only hand tools.

Tasha Tudor was known worldwide for her delicate artwork, charming stories, cottage gardening style and trademark Welsh Corgi dogs. She embodied the 1830's-1850's lifestyle and brought the peace and joy of that time period to generations of fans. Her favorite quote was by Henry David Thoreau and truly embodies how she lived her life - "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

Tasha Tudor has received two Caldecott Honors in her 70 year career and has illustrated classics like Little Women, The Secret Garden and Mother Goose. She has also written and illustrated many books that have become classics, such as Pumpkin Moonshine, 1 is One and A Dolls' Christmas. Her lifestyle and gardens have been the subject of many books and articles throughout the years and her very special dollhouse resides at Colonial Williamsburg.

Tasha Tudor and Family formed in 1999 to continue the availability of Ms. Tudor's very special books, prints and cards. The company has gradually grown to include many specialty items, most of which are made by Tasha's family. The business is managed by her son and daughter-in-law, Seth and Marjorie Tudor, her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Winslow and Amy Tudor and her granddaughter, Jennifer Tudor Wyman. For more information, visit them at http://www.tashatudorandfamily.com

A full obituary, memory book fans and friends can sign and read and an album for uploading photos can be found at http://www.tashatudor.Legacy.com. Memorial donations may be made to the Tasha Tudor Museum which was chartered in 2007 and is dedicated to preserving and sharing Tasha Tudor's artwork and lifestyle. Tasha Tudor Museum, PO Box 58, Marlboro, VT 05344, http://www.tashatudormuseum.org.

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