From French Night Life Stories magazine 1937
Mr. Hornschemeier summarized her story well:
“If you haven’t stumbled across her photography, you can do so on this site, but I can’t encourage you enough to pick up the book as well. Vivian’s story (a nanny whose artwork was discovered posthumously, by accident, in a Chicago thrift store), her artistic anonymity, and the beautiful observations comprising this volume all make the book worth looking through over and over again. What marvelously concrete unknowns. Thank you, Ms. Maier. Thank you.” - PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER
This illustration makes me feel like I could train a platypus to beg for treats…they’d probably stab me with their venomous leg-spikes. Well, the males, at least.
Types of Animal Life. St. George Mivart, 1893.