A look at Tasha Tudor
BRATTLEBORO- Tasha Tudor (1915-2008), was a prolific children’s book author and illustrator whose gorgeous gardens and 1830s New England lifestyle are admired worldwide. Acolytes, from especially Japan and Southeast Asia, often visit the area to experience the landscape which so inspired her work, yet she remains unknown to many locals.
Learn more about Tudor just in time for spring when the Brattleboro Words Project’s monthly roundtable discussion series will screen the film “Take Joy! The Magical World of Tasha Tudor” (1996, Sarah Kerruish, USA, 47 mins) and lead a community discussion with the Tasha Tudor Society’s executive director, Amy Tudor, and director of programs, Sarah RobbGrieco, on Sunday, March 22, at 3 pm at 118 Elliot Street
Tudor was a strong, self-made woman who knew how to successfully manage her brand. Her most famous books include the beloved illustrations for “The Secret Garden” and two Caldecott honors for her illustrations for “Mother Goose” in 1945 and “1 is One” in 1957. One of her most famous books is “Corgiville Fair,” published in 1971. She also created thousands of original works of art which appear in cards, posters and various forms.
Tudor settled in Vermont later in life. Her son Seth used only hand tools to build her a new Cape Cod-style home next to his own in the Marlboro hilltops. Director Sarah Kerruish visited Tudor at her Vermont home and created this enchanting record of the time for PBS in 1996. In the film, Tudor reminisces about her life and career, and leads us through her famous gardens.
For information visit www.brattleborowords.org.