Recently, I went to an art exhibit for Garth Williams. I didn't know anything about him until I read his bio. Garth Williams did illustrations for Little Golden Books, Little House on the Prairie books, and Charlotte's Web.
Cha-ching! I had read all of the Little House books multiple times when I was a kid, many Little Golden Books, and Charlotte's Web.
Mr. Williams created works for fifty years. Born in 1912 in New York City to British parents who were also artists, he studied portrait painting and sculpture until World War 2. After, he returned to New York and began to work on Stuart Little by E. B. Webb. And with that, his profession was sealed.
Eighty works later, we can see why his work was so outstanding.
Here's Little House on the Prairie covers:
A pen and ink from Charlotte's Web:
I was entranced by the drawing. The colors were vibrant. How a shade of pink played with another of blue.
Here's other fabulous pix: