Classic Provensen

We think Alice and Martin Provensen were the greatest husband/wife illustration tag-team ever. They could do it all from animal stories to folk tales to biographies. What made them unique was that each of their books had its own distinct style appropriate to the tale they were telling, yet no matter how different the style it was always, unmistakeably, a Provensen.

Some of our favorites are the classics.

 The Golden Treasury of Myths and Legends, 1959



Shakespeare:Ten Great Plays, 1962



The Iliad and the Odyssey, 1956


Title page.

In future posts we will showcase a portfolio of the Provensens stylized, humorous illustrations from The Animal Fair, A Child's Garden of Verses, etc and folk tales such as A Visit to William Blake's Inn and Little Golden Book titles like the classic, The Little Fat Policeman.