Kewpies and Beyond: The World of Rose O’Neil

(Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, l994)

Runner-up for the Eudora Welty Prize. Winner of the Emily Toth Award for best single-author feminist

study of popular and American culture

“Rose O’Neill and her art had immense influence upon American culture. Immortalized in the popular

song as “Rose of Washington Square,” she was a widely appreciated illustrator and the creator of the

Kewpie doll, a mass-produced totem cherished over many decades. This study of O’Neill and her work

reveals a woman artist whose feminism and social conscience masqueraded in the artistic forms she

pursued and in subject matter she often addressed as entertainment.” Book cover