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JEAN-LEON HUENS. "Taran Wanderer." Cover illustration for the book of the same name by Lloyd Alexander (Dell, 1983.) Watercolor pencil on paper laid to thicker paper 318x197 mm; 12 1/2x7 3/4 inches, on 13 1/4x8 1/2-inch sheet. Signed "Huens" in lower left image, with artist's stamp on verso.
Huens (1921-1984) was a Belgian artist and illustrator who was known for his mastery of light and detail. Early in his career, he produced covers for Reader's Digest and began a partnership with National Geographic in the 1970s. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2002.