Lucy Dawson's charming portraits of and witty anecdotes about dogs were so popular among magazine readers in the 1930s that she consented to publish them collectively in a book, Dogs As I See Them. That w highly collectible volume was such a sensation that she published Dogs Rough and Smooth, only a year later. Now both books are available once again in their original form, timeless treasures sure to delight dog lovers of all ages.
Lucy Dawson (1870-1954) was a British illustrator best known for her paintings and etchings of sporting dogs and other breeds. She also created art for playing cards, cigarette cards, and numerous postcard series. She accepted commissions by individuals, most notably the Royal Family. She painted the Queen Mother's favorite corgi, Dookie, whose portrait was later reproduced as a Christmas card. She published several dog-related titles, including Dogs As I See Them (1936), Dogs Rough and Smooth (1937), The Runaways (1938), and Lucy Dawson's Dog Book (1939).