Ze werd beroemd in Nederland met kinderboeken als Jip en Janneke, Pluk van de Petteflet en Abeltje en kinderversjes als Dikkertje Dap en Het Beertje Pippeloentje. Generaties Nederlanders zijn met haar poëzie en verhalen opgegroeid, waardoor haar werk tot het collectieve geheugen van naoorlogs Nederland is gaan behoren.
Anna Maria Geertruida "Annie" Schmidt (May 20, 1911 – May 21, 1995) was a prolific Dutch writer, especially cherished for her children's books—"the most versatile and most talented children's book author in the Netherlands." She is called the mother of the Dutch theatrical song and the queen of Dutch children's literature, praised for her "delicious Dutch idiom," and considered one of the greatest Dutch writers. An ultimate honour was extended to her posthumously, in 2007, when a group of Dutch historians compiled the "Canon of Dutch History" and included Schmidt, alongside national icons such as Vincent van Gogh and Anne Frank.
Christiaan Karel Appel (25 April 1921 – 3 May 2006) was a Dutchpainter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948.