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Gerda Muller

Gerda Muller was born on February 21, 1926, in Naarden, a town in the northern Netherlands. During the 1940s, Gerda studied at the School of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. As a young student in Amsterdam, she was advised against a career in children's illustration; she was told that advertising would be more lucrative. Determined to continue drawing for children, Gerda packed a suitcase and rode her bicycle to Paris, where she attended classes at L'école Estienne and worked with Paul Colin, a renowned French poster artist. Even there, however, the focus remained on using art for advertising, and after a year Gerda left Colin's studio.

Deciding to remain in Paris, in 1951 Gerda met Paul Faucher, the celebrated French children's writer and founder of renowned publisher Père Castor, and thus began her illustrious career in children's publishing.

When asked why she never wanted to be anything but a children's illustrator, Gerda replied, "I love my profession and have spent my whole life drawing for children. When I work alone in my studio, I feel the presence of a child who looks over my shoulder and often guides me. It is this child I work for, not parents or publishers."



Books by Gerda Muller :

Autumn

Boardbook
Illustrated by Gerda Muller
Board Book
$10.00

The Gerda Muller Seasons Gift Collection

Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter
Illustrated by Gerda Muller
Boxed Set
$30.00

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Hardcover
$17.95

How Does My Fruit Grow?

Top
Hardcover
$17.95

How Does My Garden Grow?

Hardcover
$17.95

Spring

Boardbook
Illustrated by Gerda Muller
Board Book
$10.00

Summer

Boardbook
Illustrated by Gerda Muller
Board Book
$10.00

The Town Musicians of Bremen

Top
Illustrated by Gerda Muller
Hardcover
$17.95

Where Do They Go When It Rains?

Hardcover
$17.95

Winter

Boardbook
Illustrated by Gerda Muller
Board Book
$10.00

A Year Around the Great Oak

Author and Illustrator Gerda Muller
Hardcover
$17.95

A Year around the Great Oak

Top
Author and Illustrator Gerda Muller
Hardcover
$18.95

A Year in Our New Garden

Hardcover
$17.95