Jane’s Blanket, illustrations by Al Parker

By MGHL Staff on February 28, 2011

Al Parker once illustrated a children’s book as part of a series of books published in the 1960s called “Modern Master Books for Children.” The book was Jane’s Blanket, by Arthur Miller. The first edition from 1963 is now a rare find. Here are some images from the book, in...

Al Parker’s Other Love

By MGHL Staff on February 14, 2011

Al Parker maintained a lifelong love affair with jazz, first picking up the saxophone, then the clarinet and later the drums.  Prior to art school, Parker played on his grandfather’s riverboat in St. Louis with his jazz group —  which prompted his grandfather to pay for Parker’s...

Robert Weaver’s Brief Lives

By MGHL Staff on February 4, 2011

“You can look at real things…and you can make art out of it.  There is drama in the most ordinary things if you just pay close attention.” – Robert Weaver, quote from 1985 Society of Illustrators President’s Dinner and Hall of Fame Presentation. Images from Brief Liv...