Illustration: Milo Winter’s Aesop for Children

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Milo Winter Aesop's Fables
Today, I am going to introduce you to another great golden age illustrator, Milo Winter. Born in 1888 in Princeton, Illinois, Winter studied at the Chicago Art Institute. He illustrated dozens of books throughout the teens, twenties and thirties. His better known books are the ones for the Windermere series… Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Three Musketeers and Alice in Wonderland. Winter also served as the art director of the Childcraft series in the late 40s and early 1950s. But his greatest work was the oversize books he illustrated for Rand McNally from the late teens like the one we are featuring today.

Winter was a master of animal drawing. Check out the amazing depictions in these pages… anatomically accurate to the last detail, yet still full of personality and life. If you like this book, let me know in the comments. I have lots more from this and other Winter books if you are interested.

Milo Winter Aesop's Fables
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If you enjoyed this article, see also… Lorioux’s Fables De La Fontaine Part One and Part Two, Felix Lorioux’s Tom Thumb, Puss in Boots, Fables De La Fontaine Part One and Part Two, Le Buffon des Enfants, Mabel Lucie Attwell’s Peter Pan and Wendy, Einar Norelius’ Bland Tomtar Och Troll 1929 and 1934, John Bauer’s Bland Tomtar Och Troll 1917, More Norelius and Bauer, Arthur Rackham’s Grimm’s Fairy Tales Part One and Part Two, Kay Nielsen’s East of the Sun and West of the Moon and Hansel & Gretel, Dulac’s H.C. Andersen Part One and Part Two, Little Verses Part One and Part Two, and Rojankovsky’s Frog Went A-Courtin’.

Thanks
Stephen Worth
Director
ASIFA-Hollywood
Animation Archive
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