Margaret Tarrant (1888 – 1959) was an artist specializing in depictions of fairy-like children and religious subjects. She began her career at the age of 20, and painted and published into the early 1950s. She was known for her children's books, postcards, calendars, and print reproductions.
Tarrant was born in London and trained as a teacher, but turned to illustrative art instead. Her first major work was illustrating Charles Kingsley’s book “The Water Babies” when she was 20. Apart from writing and illustrating her own books on fairies she was also a prolific postcard artist.
Postcard from author's collection