Thanks for the bonus Austin Briggs illustration.What a great drawing!His improvement from mundane Flash Gordon artist to stellar illustrator was immense- akin to the progress of the young Fawcett- beautifully covered in an earlier TI.
That last spread is absolutely gorgeous!
"they didn't want your work to look like somebody else's".Some Art Nouveau influence here IMO. Reminds me of Gustav Klimt.That blue Art Déco lady, for instance. Something similar by Klimt sold for 87 million Dollars at Christie's on 8.11.2006.The very "last spread", that beautiful garden: also looks quite Klimt-like, doesn't it?