Annie Vallotton Views
One thing that Annie Vallotton has in common with all of the other Bible artists that have been interviewed so far on the blog is the desire to present the Gospel message in a clear way.Although her style may not be to everyones taste, she has made a valid contribution to Bible art. Vallotton's aim was to give maximum expression with a minimum of lines. No matter how accomplished an artist might be, that's not as easy as it sounds.
Dear Bible artist. After reading the blog entries, I believe it is you who can give a message to Annie Vallotton for me. I have never met her personally, but my husband of 35 years, Ken Vallotton has. He was with her at one of her picture, bible story presentations in California Bay Area as a teenager. His Grandma Bessie Vallotton and Annie had regular correspondence for many years before she passed on. Annie sent us a very special telegram on our wedding day those many years ago. I would like her to know that we still have it and think of her fondly. We send our gratitude for her sweet blessing on our marriage. Ken and I, Theresa, have two adult children, Claire and Matthew. We are now the proud grandparents of Celia, two years old next month. Fond greetings to Annie and appreciation for her wonderful working talent. Theresa Vallotton
I found some memorabilia, an article from the Arkansas Baptist paper dated August 8, 1968, today that states, I"The Swiss-born artist, Annie Vallotton, who illustrated the new Bible translationwith simple sketches of Bible scenes, presented devotional messages to the youth delegates each evening using drawings, singing, and wry humor.a" I think I have my answer. Thanks for checking with her.
The GNB is written in a simple, everyday language, with the intention that everyone can appreciate it, and so is often considered particularly suitable for children and for those learning English. There are introductions to each book of the Bible. Unlike most other translations, the GNB contains line drawings of Biblical events with a snippet of text. The line drawings were done by Annie Vallotton. However, Vallotton is credited with doing the drawings only in certain editions of the GNB-—in others, the drawings are simply credited to a Swiss artist .