Snowmen In Art and Storytelling


The Snowman Cometh, an episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Snowman, a picture book by Raymond Briggs

Helping Mr. Snowman (1940’s) Medici Society Angus Clifford ‘Racey’ Helps Anglo/Scottish Children’s Book/Post Card Illustrator/Author/ Painter
Victorian Christmas card
Carl Robert Arthur Thiele Vintage post card from early 1900s
Good Housekeeping magazine, January 1939 cover art (detail)
Good Housekeeping magazine, January 1939 cover art (detail)
1951 Frosty The Snowman Children's Golden Book
1951 Frosty The Snowman Children’s Golden Book
Vladimir F. Alekseev (1944-2010)
Norman Rockwell The Saturday Evening Post, December 20, 1919
Alfred Bestall (1892-1986)
Woman's World Magazine February 1931 Snowman (Snowhorse) Cover
Woman’s World Magazine February 1931 Snowman (Snowhorse) Cover
 Ida Bohatta-Morpurgo (1900-1992), Austrian children's book illustrator. Weihnachten (Christmas), 1937
Ida Bohatta-Morpurgo (1900-1992), Austrian children’s book illustrator. Weihnachten (Christmas), 1937
Kodomo no kuni (“Children’s Land”), 1922–30
Kodomo no kuni (“Children’s Land”), 1922–30
Enda Eicke illustration of children building a snowman in the city, for the cover of The New Yorker magazine, February 2, 1946
Enda Eicke illustration of children building a snowman in the city, for the cover of The New Yorker magazine, February 2, 1946
Vyacheslav Legkobit
Vyacheslav Legkobit
Beatrix Potter
Lucia Patton, active 1930’s, 1940’s
Chicken Soup with Rice Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)
Jean-Jacques Sempé, How Do You Get Cold in 12 Images snowman
Jean-Jacques Sempé, How Do You Get Cold in 12 Images snowman
Anton Pieck (1895-1987), Dutch painter and illustrator
1904 comic strip from Blanco y negro magazine, Madrid
John Philip Falter (American, 1910-1982) Frosty in the Freezer , February 21, 1959 For The Saturday Evening Post
Victorian Christmas card
Victorian Christmas card
Another Victorian Christmas card. Is this a snowman giving birth to a woman? A Pygmalion fantasy wish fulfilment, perhaps?
Victorian Christmas card children playing with snow and accidentally freaking themselves out.
This Victorian Christmas Card is disturbing. The fact that the situation is instantly recognisable as a drunk policeman chasing a (very young) girl out on her own shouldn’t make sense.