The Anglo-Jewish illustrator Celia Anna Levetus (1874–1936) was based in Birmingham. She studied at the Birmingham School of Art, where her talents for artistic composition and her lively imagination were quickly recognised, and allowed to develop under the guidance of Arthur Gaskin. She then won a scholarship to the South Kensington School of Art. Her work included illustrations of Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience, and a collection of translations of Turkish Fairy and Folk Tales (1896). — Jacqueline Banerjee

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Bromhead, H. W. "An Illustrator of Blake." Art Journal. Vol. 62 (1900). Internet Archive. 237-39. Contributed by the Getty Research Institute. Web. 7 August 2020.

Galchinsky, Michael. "Levetus [née Moss], Celia (c. 1819–1873), writer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Web. 7 August 2020. (Note: this entry concerns another Celia Levetus (née Moss). Celia Anna Levetus is only mentioned at the end, in useful advice about distinguishing between the two. They are not said to have been related.

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