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Ida Rentoul Outhwaite was the first children's book illustrator in Australia to have her work printed in lavish full-colour editions and to establish an international career. She was hailed as one of the most significant new illustrators in England post WW1.
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She wrote and illustrated more than 60 children's books, most of which were published by Angus & Robertson in Australia and A & C Black in the UK. Ida's name alone was a consistent selling-point.
During the 1920s and 1930s she held 18 solo exhibitions.
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