Who is Oliver HerfordOliver Herford (2 December 1860 – 5 July 1935) was an Anglo-American writer, artist, and illustrator.
He was born in Sheffield, England on 2 December 1860 to Rev. Brooke Herford and Hannah Hankinson Herford. Oliver's father, Brooke, was a Unitarian minister who moved the family to Chicago in 1876 and to Boston in 1882. Oliver attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio from 1877 to 1879. Later he studied art at the Slade School in London and the Académie Julien in Paris. Afterward, he moved to New York, where he lived until his death. He has been called "The American Oscar Wilde". As a frequent contributor to The Mentor, Life, and Lad...
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Oliver Herford Poems
- Ignace Jan Paderewski
When Paderewski is forgot,
Our children's children, like as not,
Will worship in the Hall of Fame,
Some great piano-maker's name....
- Peter Dunne
By the Harp
"Shpeaking of Harps, sure me frind Pete
Has got the Harp of Tara beat," ...
- The Salamander
The Salamander made his bed
Among the glowing embers red.
A Fiery Furnace, to his mind,
Hygiene and Luxury combined. ...
- A Whale
THE con-sci-en-tious art-ist tries
On-ly to draw what meets his eyes.
This is the Whale; he seems to be
A spout of wa-ter in the sea. ...
- The Chimera
You'd think a lion or a snake
Were quite enough one's nerves to shake;
But in this classic beast we find
A lion and a snake combined, ...
Top 10 most used topics by Oliver HerfordGood 16 Play 13 Long 11 Human 11 Great 10 Head 8 Never 7 Kitten 7 Hear 7 Soul 6
Oliver Herford Quotes
- Cat a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.
- Actresses will happen in the best regulated families.
- A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even ... without any hope of doing it well.
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