Rose O’Neill Considered for Hall of Fame Induction

Rose O’Neill was a self-trained artist who periodically lived in the Missouri Ozarks throughout her adult life. She built a successful career as a magazine and book illustrator and, at a young age, became the best-known and highest-paid female commercial illustrator in the United States.
Rose O’Neill was a self-trained artist who periodically lived in the Missouri Ozarks throughout her adult life. She built a successful career as a magazine and book illustrator and, at a young age, became the best-known and highest-paid female commercial illustrator in the United States.

 

by Sam Clanton

 

FORSYTH, Mo. – The next inductees into the Hall of Famous Missourians will soon be named, and some local residents are pushing for the selection of renowned artist and Kewpie-doll creator Rose O’Neill.

This year the Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives has opened up the nomination process to include online voting, and so far O’Neill ranks fourth among the top 10 finalists.

Taney County Library District President Roxanne Young is asking folks to take a few moments and vote for O’Neill…

 

 

If selected, Young says a sculpture of O’Neill would be displayed in the State Capitol in Jefferson City along with those of other famous Missourians, including Mark Twain, George Washington Carver and Walt Disney.

To place your vote, visit: http://house.mo.gov/FamousMissourianVoting.aspx.

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