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As we wrap up this Wizard of Oz art appreciation week, it would be silly not to pay homage to the illustrator who kicked off the Oz drawings William Wallace Denslow all the way back in 1899. From the Wiki Denslow may have met Baum at the Chicago Press Club; both men were members. Besides The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Denslow also illustrated Baum’s books By the Candelabra’s Glare, Father Goose: His Book, and Dot and Tot of Merryland. Baum and Denslow held the copyrights to most of these works jointly. After Denslow quarreled with Baum over royalty shares from

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