“海洋仙子” c 1919
Harold Gaze (1885–1962) New Zealand
“Ocean Fairy” c 1919
Harold Gaze was born in New Zealand, and after Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, “dominated the fairy genre in Australian children’s books” (Muir, History of Australian Children’s Book Illustration, p 177).
He studied art in London, moved to Australia during WWI, and finally settled in Pasadena, California in 1927, where he lived for over 30 years. Here he became known as “The Bubble Man” and was frequently seen walking the neighborhoods in his top hat and cane.