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Comparing Vallotton's Illustrations
in the Good News Bible
and the Griggs-Vallotton Gospel Collection

Annie Vallotton made thousands of Bible illustrations in her lifetime, including drawing them for audiences as she led Bible studies.

Vallotton-drawingforaudience

In the 1970s, 80's and 90's, the American Bible Society's Good News Bible was one of the most popular in the world -- and its pages were illustrated by Vallotton's images.

The illustrations in the Griggs Collection are originals and in most cases, they are more detailed and textured than the images she drew for the Good News Bible. Why? Because the images in the GNB needed to be smaller and less detailed for page sizes of the GNB. Providentially, those commissioned by the Griggs were drawn to be projected, and thus, could be much more detailed.

Here's a comparison of her illustration style in the Good News Bible to those in the Griggs Vallotton Collection,

Vallotton-GNBVallotton-Griggs

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