The Life and Works of Charles H. Twelvetrees
Speculation About Twelvetrees’ Works
Various sources have claimed that the Twelvetrees illustrations were done by a father-son team or that his name was Charles R. Twelvetrees. He signed his work with different signatures including 12trees, C. Twelvetrees, C. H. Twelvetrees, CT, and variations of each with some slanted back and some forward.
The signatures often had a lowercase “c” with a tall capital “T,” smaller letters “we,” tall “l,” small “re,” tall “t,” small “ree” and a tall “s,” (some with a small “s”), preceded or followed by a copyright year. Some of his works have been erroneously credited by a publisher to “C. R. Twelvetrees.”
This book is the result of many years collecting his work, as well as researching and compiling details and data about his family and career. It will put to rest the speculation about the artist that created those happy, sad, and clever children and creatively drawn animals.