Milo Winter, 1888-1956


“The Queen made a lovely little bag,” from The Tinderbox, by Hans Christian Andersen.

Hailing from Princeton, Illinois, and the Art Institute of Chicago, Milo Winter’s own best loved  illustrations are in the Windermere editions of Aesop’s Fables, Arabian Nights, and Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

But perhaps his greatest contribution was as Art Director for the 1947 edition of Childcraft books. He contributed illustrations himself, but he also provided work for younger artists whose images were to fill picture books in the second half of the century: Roger Duvoisin, William Pène du Bois, Harold Price, Ilse Bischoff, Robert McCloskey, Brinton Turkle, and those artful couples  Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire and Maud and Miska Petersham.

Milo Winter’s title page for Childcraft’s Folk and Fairy Tales, D’Aulaire’s “Blind Men and the Elephant,” and the Petersham’s “The Highwayman.”


About mary grace ketner

My lawyer tells me I should not put the words "Fairy Tale Lobbyist" on my business cards but rather "Representative" and "National Fairy Tale Association." But I'm not, and there isn't one. Even so, I don't think I'm going it alone.

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