"All of the (male) artists were pleasant, many were helpful, but none ever asked me to join them for lunch... because I was a woman. It wasn’t until twenty years later that I got a little angry about it… in retrospect."
- Barbara Bradley, speaking about her early days working in a New York City commercial art studio

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ginnie Hofmann

At this time I have no information on Ginnie Hofmann

More Ginnie Hofmann artwork at Goofbutton.com here and here


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  2. I met Ginnie Hoffmann when she lived in Bergen County a few years ago. She created most of the illustrations for the original "Joy of Cooking". She was a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York. Her husband was a minister, I believe and had passed away before I met her. She worked with the artist Jim Flora for awhile, maybe at Mademoiselle magazine? She had an interesting life and was an accomplished woman. She worked in a male dominated field in the 40s and 50s and was successful. Her apartment was filled with interesting art and beautiful antiques. She was a lovely person with a lighthearted sense of humor.

    "Ginnie", nee Riteman, age 94, of Leonia, passed away on December 29, 2014. Ginnie was best known as the Illustrator of the Betsy McCall paper dolls that appeared in McCall's magazine from the 1950's through the 1970's. Mrs. Hofmann also wrote and illustrated the "Who Wants an Old Teddy Bear" series of children's books, and illustrated the first edition of the Joy of Cooking. Ginnie was a long-time member of the society of Illustrators. She was born in 1920 in Toledo, Ohio and was predeceased by her husband Rev. Edward Hofmann.