Palmer Cox was a Canadian artist and author who is well-known for his illustrations of Brownies – small, mischievous fairy-like creatures. The Brownies first appeared in Cox’s book “The Brownies, Their Book” in 1887, which was a collection of short stories and poems accompanied by his whimsical illustrations. The Brownies quickly became popular among children and adults alike, and Cox went on to create numerous books and illustrations featuring these lovable characters. His drawings of Brownies often depicted them engaged in all sorts of playful activities, from mischief-making to helping humans with household chores. Cox’s illustrations of Brownies continue to delight readers to this day, and his legacy as an artist and storyteller lives on.