John R. Neill - Royal Illustrator of Oz

John Rea Neill reigned as the Royal Illustrator of Oz for forty years - 1904 to 1944. In that time he illustrated 39 of the 40 Oz books most scholars accept as the "canonical set." His imaginative and finely crafted pen and ink drawings impressed a vivid image of the fairyland of Oz on generations of American's. Most of the artwork on the pages at this Oz Encyclopedia website are Neill drawings. To learn more about this very talented man and his works, visit the following topics.

The original watercolor for the colorplate facing page 292 in The Emerald City of Oz, (1910). Collection of the late Dick Martin. (Baum Bugle, Spring 1994)


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