Wanda Gág Self Portrait

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Wanda Gág Self Portrait

By: Anonymous (not verified) | Item of the Day | March 15, 2023

On March 11, 1893, artist and author Wanda Gág was born in New Ulm, MN. She is perhaps best known for her children's book "Millions of Cats" (1928), and also created many other books and artworks. MNHS holds many of her pictures, sketches, artwork, and papers in our collection. This self-portrait was sketched in 1914.

Learn more about Gág in this MNopedia article: https://www.mnopedia.org/person/g-g-wanda-1893-1946

ID: AV1982.203.7 (Accession Number)
Item Link: http://collections.mnhs.org/cms/display?irn=10608510