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2014 Aug 30

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Wanda Gag Biography

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New Ulm native Wanda Gag made her mark as an illustrator, author and artist from an early age. At fifteen, Wanda became the head of her family when her father, Anton Gag, a well-respected artist in his own right, died of occupational tubercolsis. On his deathbed, Anton implored Wanda "to finish what papa could not," a plea that Wanda honored with a steadfast determination to make art while supporting her five sisters, brother and mother. Gag traveled to New York to pursue her art career, and a chance meeting there led to the publication of Gag's first and most famous book, Millions of Cats.


Wanda Gag Resources

Wanda Gag in the MN150 Wiki

MHS Library Resource: The Gag Family: German-Bohemian Artists in America

MHS Library Resource: Wanda Gag

MHS Library Resource: Wanda Gag's Millions of Cats: 1928-1993

MHS Library Resource: Wanda Gag: Storybook Artist

MHS Visual Resources for Wanda Gag

MHS Library Topics Page for Wanda Gag

Related Places to Visit

Wanda Gag's Childhood Home in New Ulm


Related Books and Products

Millions of Cats

ABC Bunny

The Funny Thing

Growing Pains

Wanda Gag: The Story of an Artist

Wanda Gag: Storybook Artist

Wanda Gag: A Minnesota Childhood DVD

Wanda Gág: The Girl Who Lived to Draw