United States, (1888-1973)
About the Artist:
Margaret Evans Price, United States (1888-1973) was a children’s book illustrator and author, entrepreneur and toy designer. She study at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and at the Boston Academy of Fine Arts. Then worked as a freelance artist in New York City, publishing with Rand McNally, Harper & Brothers and Stecher Lithography.
Price was co-founder, with her husband, Irving Lanouette Price (1884-1976) and Herman G. Fisher, of the Fisher-Price toy company during the 1930’s. She became the first Art Director of Fisher-Price and designed push-pull toys for the opening line, based on characters from her children’s books.
After the formation of Fisher-Price, Margaret went on to exhibit her work in many galleries nationally. She was also published in Nature Magazine, the Women’s Home Companion, and Pictorial Review. Price’s children’s books include Legends of the Seven Seas and Animals Marooned; her novels for adults include Mirage and Night Must End. The New York Historical Society houses a permanent collection of her works. [DES-10/14]