Michael Hague

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Michael Hague (born September 8, 1948) is an American illustrator, primarily of children's fantasy books.


Among the books he has illustrated are classics such as The Wind in the Willows, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit, Peter Pan, and the fairytale stories of Hans Christian Andersen, including a separate addition of the The Little Mermaid. He is renowned for the intricate detail and the realism he brings to his work, as well as the rich, vibrant colors he chooses to paint and color his illustrations.

Hague trained at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He lists his influences as the comics series Prince Valiant and the works of Disney, Japanese printmakers Hiroshige and Hokusai, and turn of the 20th century illustrators Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, N. C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle.

Current work includes In the Small, a graphic novel published by Little, Brown and Company.[1]

He currently resides in Colorado Springs and donates his time each year to making a poster for Imagination Celebration.

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