On this day, June 14, 1914, illustrator, artist, and writer Winifred Milius Lubell was born in New York City. Lubell’s initial training was by her mother, a painter Elsa Simonson and later at the National Academy of Design and at the Art Students League of New York. Lubell was a socially aware writer and illustrator and a feminist. In the 50s she created a series of children’s books about animals, natural history and ecosystems with her husband, Cecil Lubell.

Winifred Milius Lubell