Boy on a Flying Horse - Encouragement Greeting Card
Would you believe this fantastical image is from an encyclopedia? The 1922 edition of Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia, in fact. By Milo Winter and titled Ambition, it graced the introductory pages, accompanied by the noble words, "To inspire ambition, to stimulate the imagination, to provide the inquiring mind with accurate information told in an interesting style, and thus lead into broader fields of knowledge, such is the purpose of this work." Even without delving into this rich backstory, the illustration alone makes it a perfect candidate for an encouragement card, serving as a powerful reminder to aim for the stars!
Milo Winter (1888 - 1956) was an American artist and illustrator known for his contributions to the world of children's literature. His exquisite illustrations brought to life classic tales, including Aesop's Fables, Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, and the works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Winter's signature style is characterized by intricate detail, humorous touches, personality, and a timeless quality that continues to captivate readers of all ages. His artistic legacy extends beyond books, as his illustrations have adorned everything from magazines to advertisements. Winter's ability to evoke wonder and imagination through his art has left an indelible mark on the world of illustration.
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A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope