E.Y. "YIP" HARBURG (1896-1981) wrote more than 500 songs, many of which accompanied the music of Harold Arlen, who was the composer for "Over the Rainbow." Harburg's voice was at once sceptical and optimistic, and his songs express plaintive yearning in a witty and memorable way. MAXFIELD PARRISH (1870-1966) is widely considered to be one of America's greatest twentieth-century illustrators. Extensively reproduced in books, art prints, calendars, magazines, and advertisements during his lifetime, his illustrations provided Parrish with a great deal of exposure and loyal fan base. His paintings, as well, were hugely popular and were distinguished by the artist's preoccupation with fanciful and idyllic scenes peopled with idealized or whimsical figures.