Fairy & Pumpkin Moon - Halloween Art Print
Following the immense success of The Wizard of Oz, the book's eccentric illustrator, W.W. Denslow, embarked on a unique artistic journey by relocating to an island in Bermuda in pursuit of fresh inspiration. With retained rights to some of the iconic Oz characters, Denslow continued to illustrate their adventures in this exotic setting, as exemplified by the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman on the Water (1905). Denslow's time in Bermuda left an indelible mark on his work, with the vibrant colors of the island landscape evident in this piece. Although often categorized as a Halloween image, its magical allure transcends seasons, making it a timeless gem in Denslow's illustrious career.
William Wallace Denslow (1856-1915), known as W.W. Denslow, was an American illustrator and cartoonist celebrated for his significant contributions to the world of children's literature and illustration. He gained fame for his collaboration with author L. Frank Baum on the beloved classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900. Denslow's whimsical and imaginative illustrations brought Baum's fantastical world to life and introduced readers to iconic characters like Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman. His distinctive artistic style, characterized by bold lines and vibrant colors, continues to captivate readers young and old, ensuring his enduring legacy in the realm of children's literature and illustration. Notably, his lucrative work on the Oz series allowed him to purchase an island in Bermuda and crown himself King Denslow I, showcasing his eccentricity and unique place in history.
Our prints are suitable for framing or can be used as is for wall display.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
11" x 14", Bagged with Backer Board