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Gág, Wandalocked

(11 March 1893–27 June 1946)
  • Bill Peschel

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Gág, Wanda (11 March 1893–27 June 1946), artist and children's book writer, artist and children’s book writer, was born Wanda Hazel Gág in New Ulm, Minnesota, the daughter of Anton Gág and Elisabeth Biebl. Gág (which rhymes with “cog”) grew up in a heavily European culture. Her father was born in Bohemia, as were her mother’s parents. New Ulm was settled largely by German and Bohemian and Hungarian immigrants, and Gág grew up surrounded by Old World customs and legends and Bavarian and Bohemian folk songs, an upbringing that would heavily influence her artistic style and choice of subject matter....

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