Re: Re: McKinley: riddles/mazes/labyrinths

From: Katherine Hartsough <>
Date: Tue Jul 20 1999 - 11:30:35 PDT

Thank you for all the info. and links. I've heard of some of these
illustrators, but some of them are completely new. Thanks again!

>From: "John Clapp" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: Re: McKinley: riddles/mazes/labyrinths
>Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 20:20:54 -0700
>Okay had to ask...I have to give my opinion on this (in the
>interest of space, I'm confining this to what I would call the "classical"
>book illustrators--the ones I think this group would be most interested
>Check out some of these people:
>Great Contemporary Book Illustrators
>Victor Ambrus
>A personal favorite, a little known British Illustrator with some 200 books
>to his credit. (Few available in the states though) drawing-wise, he's
>of the best half-dozen working in the field today. His color work is not
>that big a deal, but he's a fantastic draftsman. Look for his retold
>classics...El Cid, Moby Dick, etc. I couldn't find any pages with good
>pictures, but I'm sure he's all over (their site was down)
>Barry Moser
>his new fully illustrated Bible is going to be spectacular, the first fully
>illustrated Bible printed this century. The current one is a $10,000 a
>"bibliophiles version" (hand-printed, bound, etc.) but a trade edition is
>the works. I'm not religious and I'M going to buy a copy...his B+W work is
> This is the general site for the Bible
> This page gives a quick view of
>one of the spreads.
>Rien Poortvliet
>Actually, this guy just passed away a couple years ago, but he's REALLY
> known for illustrating the "Gnomes" book from the 70's, check
>out the gallery below, it will surprise you.
>Great Book Illustrators from the past
>Susan Jeffers, Trina Schart Hyman, and all the other illustrators owe a lot
>to all of these guys:
>Howard Pyle
>Writer and illustrator of some of the Robin Hood stories at the turn of the
>century, Parrish, Wyeth, and many others were his students. (couldn't find
>a good link)
>Maxfield Parrish
>If you don't know his just didn't realize he did it!
> a great list of dozens of his images
> direct link to an
> direct link to one
>of his famous images...(it was ripped off for the Nestles commercial a few
>years ago.)
>Arthur Rackham
>Classic British illustrator. If you like Trina's work, you'll like
>Gustav Dore
>19th century illustrator. Random factoid: One of Vincent Van Gogh's
>favorite artists.
>Edmund Dulac
>A link to a bad piece by him, but keep an eye out. British 19th-20th
>N.C. Wyeth
>See Parrish... :) Father of Andrew Wyeth
>Whew! That's enough for one post!
>John Clapp
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Katherine Hartsough <>
>To: <>
>Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 7:08 PM
>Subject: Re: Re: McKinley: riddles/mazes/labyrinths
> >years ago, with beautiful illustrations for several fairy tales, but I
> >forgotten the illustrator's name. It must be Susan Jeffers, because some
> >the pictures were from "the Wild Swans" (another fairy tale I love), and
> >remember that the style was similar to that of those in Black Beauty.
> >Speaking of illustrators, my all time favorite is Trina Schart Hyman, who
> >has done many fairy tales, including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and
> >several others. If no one has come across her yet, you must check her
> >Her illustrations are hauntingly beautiful, and always create an
> >of mystery and magic. Libraries usually carry several of the books, in
> >non-fiction children's section. If you want to look them up, some of the
> >books are authored by her, others by Margaret Hodges, Barbara Rogasky,
> >others.
> > -Katie
> >P.S. I love the illustration aspect of stories, and if anyone has any
> >illustrators they'd like to recommend, feel free!
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