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John R. Neill (1877–1943)

A magazine and children's book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baum's, Ruth Plumly Thompson's, and three of his own.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1877
John Rea Neill was a children's book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baum's, Ruth Plumly Thompson's, and three of his own. His pen and ink drawings have become identified almost exclusively with the Oz books.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, John R. Neill did his first illustration work for the Philadelphia's Central High School newspaper in 1894-5. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and produced advertising art for the Wanamaker department store in Philadelphia. He became a staff artist of the Philadelphia North American newspaper, for which he produced features like "Life Among the Macaronis" and the Sunday page "The Little Journeys of Nip and Tuck," which had verses by W. R. Bradford (1909-10). Neill's newspaper series "Children's Stories That Never Grow Old" was re-issued in book form by Reilly & Britton starting in 1908, and remained in print into the 1920s. In 1906 he illustrated the serialization of Baum's The Fate of a Crown.
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Ozbook04cover - Book for children

Ozbook04cover - Book for children

The original 1908 cover to en:Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by en:L. Frank Baum. Designed by artist en:John R. Neill, reproduced for a modern facsimile edition. Now out of copyright.

Scarecrow of oz cover - The scarecrow of oz by frank baum
Magic of oz cover

Magic of oz cover

Cover of the Magic of Oz

Raven Poe Neill2 - Drawing. Public domain image.

Raven Poe Neill2 - Drawing. Public domain image.

John R. Neill's illustration for Poe's The Raven in "The Raven and other Poems" (Chicago : The Reilly & Britton Co, 1910)

Raven Poe Neill - A drawing of a man with a bird on his head

Raven Poe Neill - A drawing of a man with a bird on his head

John R. Neill's illustration for Poe's The Raven in "The Raven and other Poems" (Chicago : The Reilly & Britton Co, 1910)

Ozbook03cover

Ozbook03cover

The original 1907 cover to en:Ozma of Oz by en:L. Frank Baum. Designed by artist en:John R. Neill. Now out of copyright.

Frogman and Patchwork Girl Btwn Pg 224 and 225

Frogman and Patchwork Girl Btwn Pg 224 and 225

  The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by John. R Neill, Copyright The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1917 Flickr data on 2011-08-23: Tags: public domain, book, vintage, illustration, drawing,... More

Frogman Leaping page 55 - Public domain  drawing

Frogman Leaping page 55 - Public domain drawing

  The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by John. R Neill, Copyright The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1917 Flickr data on 2011-08-23: Tags: vintage, illustration, drawing, OZ, The Lost Princes... More

Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1914) Cover

Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1914) Cover

This cover is for the 1914 Oz book.

Ozma of Oz, 1907

Ozma of Oz, 1907

Svenska: Den tredje boken av L. Frank Baums fjorton stycken.

Lost princess cover - Drawing. Public domain image.
The Royal Book of Oz - p87

The Royal Book of Oz - p87

"It's Safer for Me to Sing," Said the Knight Mournfully.—Page 77

Grampa in Oz

Grampa in Oz

First edition of Grampa in Oz, 1924. Reproduction of public domain cover.

Patchwork Girl Hanging on Limb Page 27

Patchwork Girl Hanging on Limb Page 27

  The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by John. R Neill, Copyright The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1917 Flickr data on 2011-08-23: Tags: public domain, book, vintage, illustration, drawing,... More

Tin woodman cover - A cartoon book with a picture of a man and a woman
John R. Neill - Les Misérables - bishop Myriel and Jean Valjean

John R. Neill - Les Misérables - bishop Myriel and Jean Valjean

Bishop Myriel and Jean Valjean. John R. Neill's illustration for Les Misérables, Edition Ginn and Co, 1925.

John R. Neill - Les Misérables - Cosette in front of the doll shop

John R. Neill - Les Misérables - Cosette in front of the doll shop

Cosette in front of the doll shop. John R. Neill's illustration for Les Misérables, Edition Ginn and Co, 1925.

Cover--Little wizard stories of Oz

Cover--Little wizard stories of Oz

Cover page, "Little wizard stories of Oz" (1914) from scan of book.

Kabumpo cover - A picture of a book cover with a picture of a man riding an elephant

Kabumpo cover - A picture of a book cover with a picture of a man ridi...

Cover of en:Kabumpo in Oz Public domain scan of printed performance advertisement, dance, musical, opera, operetta, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cover ~ The Lost Princess of Oz

Cover ~ The Lost Princess of Oz

  The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by John. R Neill, Copyright The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1917 Flickr data on 2011-08-23: Tags: public domain, book, vintage, illustration, drawing,... More

The Magic of Oz (1919 Cover)

The Magic of Oz (1919 Cover)

From a scan at Heritage Auctions.

J Neill Royal Book

J Neill Royal Book

John R. Neill's artwork for The Royal Book of Oz (1921)

Raven Poe Neill3 - Public domain portrait painting

Raven Poe Neill3 - Public domain portrait painting

John R. Neill's illustration for Poe's The Raven in "The Raven and other Poems" (Chicago : The Reilly & Britton Co, 1910)

Emerald City of Oz cover - Drawing. Public domain image.

Emerald City of Oz cover - Drawing. Public domain image.

Cover of L. Frank Baum's The Emerald City of Oz (Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago, 1910). Illustrated by John R. Neill.

Glinda cover - Drawing. Public domain image.
Magic of Oz - The magic of oz by frank baum

Magic of Oz - The magic of oz by frank baum

Cover of the first edition copy of Magic of Oz

The Emerald City Of Oz

The Emerald City Of Oz

1st edition cover design for The Emerald City of Oz

Royal book cover - The royal book of oz by frank barry

Royal book cover - The royal book of oz by frank barry

Cover of en:The Royal Book of Oz Public domain scan of printed advertisement, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Road To Oz

The Road To Oz

The Road to Oz 1st edition front cover

Rinkitink in Oz Cover

Rinkitink in Oz Cover

Illustration by John R. Neill. From a later edition, but the cover is the same as the first edition.

Little Wizard Stories of Oz, 1914
LANDET OZ

LANDET OZ

Frank L. Baum "Wizard of Oz". 1907 Swedish edition

Ozma från Oz

Ozma från Oz

Svenska: GOOGLE SÄGER ATT UPPHOVSRÄTTEN INTE GÄLLER PÅ DETTA OMSLAG.

The Little Wizard of Oz Stories

The Little Wizard of Oz Stories

1st edition cover design

The Giant Horse of Oz (1928) 1st Edition Cover reprint

The Giant Horse of Oz (1928) 1st Edition Cover reprint

From a scan at Heritage Auctions. Reilly & Lee

Frontispiece, Darby O'Gill and the Good People

Frontispiece, Darby O'Gill and the Good People

Frontispiece (scan) of the book, "Darby O'Gill and the Good People" by Herminie Templeton Kavanaugh. Illustration by John R. Neill

Public Domain Images - Inside Cover

Public Domain Images - Inside Cover

  The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by John. R Neill, Copyright The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1917 Flickr data on 2011-08-23: Tags: public domain, book, vintage, illustration, drawing... More

Patchwork Girl Page 281 - Public domain portrait drawing

Patchwork Girl Page 281 - Public domain portrait drawing

  The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by John. R Neill, Copyright The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1917 Flickr data on 2011-08-23: Tags: public domain, book, vintage, illustration, drawing,... More

John R. Neill - Pictorial Review - An Actor's Love Story by Richard Connell

John R. Neill - Pictorial Review - An Actor's Love Story by Richard Co...

Illustration of John R. Neill for "An Actor's Love Story" by Richard Connell, Pictorial Review, February 1926.

Patchwork Girl page 150 - Public domain print

Patchwork Girl page 150 - Public domain print

  The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by John. R Neill, Copyright The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1917 Flickr data on 2011-08-23: Tags: public domain, book, vintage, illustration, drawing,... More

John R. Neill - Pictorial Review - An Actor's Love Story

John R. Neill - Pictorial Review - An Actor's Love Story

Illustration of John R. Neill for "An Actor's Love Story" by Richard Connell, Pictorial Review, February 1926.

John R. Neill - Les Misérables - Jean Valjean's emergence from the sewer

John R. Neill - Les Misérables - Jean Valjean's emergence from the sew...

Jean Valjean's emergence from the sewer. John R. Neill's illustration for Les Misérables, Edition Ginn and Co, 1925.

Jinnicky

Jinnicky

Jinnicky the Red Jinn

Eureka.kitten - Book for children

Eureka.kitten - Book for children

illustration of Eureka the kitten from Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

Dorothy and Tik-Tok original

Dorothy and Tik-Tok original

The original pen and ink drawing of Dorothy and Tik-Tok drawn as an illustration for Ozma of Oz (1907). Watercolor was likely added later so the illustration could be used by publisher Reilly & Britton for pro... More

The Royal Book of Oz - p79

The Royal Book of Oz - p79

The Royal Book of Oz - p79

Patchwork Girl Arguing with The Bear King Pg 295

Patchwork Girl Arguing with The Bear King Pg 295

  The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by John. R Neill, Copyright The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1917 Flickr data on 2011-08-23: Tags: vintage, illustration, drawing, OZ, The Lost Princes... More

The Royal Book of Oz - p77

The Royal Book of Oz - p77

The Royal Book of Oz - p77

John R. Neill - Pictorial Review - An Actor's Love Story by R. Connell

John R. Neill - Pictorial Review - An Actor's Love Story by R. Connell

Illustration of John R. Neill for "An Actor's Love Story" by Richard Connell, Pictorial Review, February 1926.