Wildeworld: The Art of John Wilde / ISBN 9781555951603 / 168-page paperback, illustrated throughout, about 10 x 10 inches, from Hudson Hills Press in association with Elvehhem Museum of Art / discounted but as new copies
Inspired by the early Renaissance, John Wilde revived the tradition of silver point drawing whilst continuing with his vibrant painting. His precisely rendered representational world is a cross between the Garden of Eden and Alice's Wonderland, and remains innocent yet subversive.
From wikipedia: "John Wilde was a painter, draughtsman and printmaker of fantastic imagery. Born near Milwaukee, Wilde lived most of his life in Wisconsin, save for service in the U.S. Army during World War II... Wilde was associated with the Magic Realism movement and Surrealism in the United States. His darkly humorous figurative imagery often included self-portraits through which he interacted with the people, animals and surreal objects that populate his fantasy world."