Richard H. "Dirk" Gringhuis (September 22, 1918 - March1974), was an American artist. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he received professional training at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He wrote and illustrated 28 books, half of them on Michigan history. He also was producer-host for the television series, “Open Door to Michigan.” He served as Curator of Exhibits at the Museum and Associate Professor in Elementary Education at Michigan State University. He received special awards for his work on Michigan including the Governor’s Award, A National Educational Television Award and an Award of Merit from the Michigan Historical Society. He began his association as a contract author and artist with the Mackinac Island State Park Commission in 1958. During that time he wrote and illustrated four publications on the Mackinac region, illustrated many others and painted exhibit murals. His books include Were-Wolves and Will-o-the-Wisps, Lore of the Great Turtle and The Young Voyageur. September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Look up March in Wiktionary, the free dictionary March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Grand Rapids is the name of several places in the United States of America: Grand Rapids, Michigan Grand Rapids, Minnesota Grand Rapids, Ohio Grand Rapids, Wisconsin is the former name of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Grand Rapids is also the name of a town in Canada: Grand Rapids, Manitoba. ... Official language(s) English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area - Total - Width - Length - % water - Latitude - Longitude Ranked 11th 96,889 miÂ² / 250,941 kmÂ² 239 miles / 385 km 491 miles / 790 km 41. ...
Categories: Artist stubs | Oz stubs | 1918 births | 1974 deaths | American illustrators | Oz illustrators The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a childrens book from the year 1900, written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... Oz is an imaginary region containing four countries under the rule of one monarch. ... ... ... The Wizard of Oz (or simply The Wizard) is a fictional character in the Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum and further popularized by the classic 1939 movie. ... The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and that relates the history of the Land of Oz. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 â May 6, 1919) was an American author, and the creator with illustrator W. W. Denslow of one of the most popular books ever written in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891-1976) was an American writer of childrens stories. ... Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1915 - November 30, 2000) was an author of childrens books. ... Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (Russian: ) (July 14, 1891 â July 3, 1977) was a Russian novelist and mathematician. ... Categories: Stub | Oz ... John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 - September 13, 1943) was a childrens book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baums, Ruth Plumly Thompsons, and three of his own. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... The Wiz is both a 1975 Broadway musical and a 1978 film urbanized adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, featuring an all-African-American/Latino cast. ... DVD cover The 1985 film Return to Oz is a motion picture arguably created as an unofficial sequel to The Wizard of Oz. ... ... Wicked is a musical that premiered on Broadway at the George Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003. ...
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