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Umberto Brunelleschi – Contes du Temps Jadis 1912

Umberto Brunelleschi (June 21, 1879 – February 16, 1949) was an Italian artist. He was born in Montemurlo, Italy, studied at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence and moved to Paris in 1900 where he soon established himself as a printer, book illustrator, set and costume designer. Presented here are the illustrations from Contes du Temps Jadis, published by l’édition …

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John Bauer – Bland Tomtar Och Troll 7 (Among Gnomes and Trolls) 1913

John Albert Bauer (4 June 1882 – 20 November 1918) was a Swedish painter and illustrator. His paintings dealt with Swedish nature, mythical creatures, and magical places while he also composed portraits. He is best known for his illustrations in early editions of Bland tomtar och troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls), an anthology about Swedish folklore and children’s fairy tales. …

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John Bauer – Bland Tomtar Och Troll 6 (Among Gnomes and Trolls) 1912

John Albert Bauer (4 June 1882 – 20 November 1918) was a Swedish painter and illustrator. His paintings dealt with Swedish nature, mythical creatures, and magical places while he also composed portraits. He is best known for his illustrations in early editions of Bland tomtar och troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls), an anthology about Swedish folklore and children’s fairy tales. …

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Under heavy construction – Migration to new platform.

I’m moving my site to a new platform and during this time, many links will not work and and a lot more are dead because all the links structure have changed. If you are linking to my site, please update the links on your site. I’m sorry for the mess, I’ve to redo pretty much everything and due to the …

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John Vassos – The Harlot’s House and Other Poems 1929

John Vassos was a noted American industrial designer and graphic designer. John Vassos was born in 1989 in Romania to Greek parents, he emigrated to America in 1919 where he attended the Fenway Art School. In 1924 he moved to New York, where he opened his own studio creating window displays, murals, and advertisements. He was ccommissionedby EP Dutton in …

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Willy Pogany – Parsifal Music Sheet 1920

After a few years of hiatus, busy with work and frankly being very lazy, I’m finally back with some updates. Here are the illustrations from Parsifal‘s sheet music designed and illustrated by Willy Pogany in 1920. For those who are familiar with Pogany’s work, it’s quite different from the Wagner’s trilogy. Pogany designed and illustrated from 1911-1913 in book form, …

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Millicent Sowerby – Childhood 1907

Millicent Sowerby was born in Northumberland, England, the daughter of designer and illustrator John G. Sowerby. Her style was clearly influenced by the famed Victorian illustrator Kate Greenaway, usually depicting innocent children at play using flat colors and strong outlines. Presenting here are the illustrations from the First edition of Childhood by Millicent Sowerby, published by Chatto & Windus, London, …

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Arthur Rackham – Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar A. Poe 1935

Arthur Rackham is perhaps the most well-known Golden Age book illustrator. Famous for his detailed and dreamy fairy tales and children’s book illustrations. But in this latest addition to our gallery, it is anything but a children’s book. In this late period of his career, he has taken the path that very few illustrators have traveled before, the illustration of …

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W.B. Macdougall – The Fall of the Nibelungs 1897

William Brown Macdougall (1868-1936), British illustrator. His first books, the Book of Ruth and the Book to Job, first published in 1896 is clearly his best works. His decorated borders showed a clear influence by Aubrey Beardsley (La Morte d’Arthur) and William Morris and his Kelmscott Press. Macdougall ‘s career as an illustrator is particularly short and prolific (1896-1898). During …

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N.C. Wyeth – White Company 1922

Another New Year is coming, Christmas is closing on our doorstep. The world in turbulence, the economy is crashing, natural disasters everywhere … so many bad news and so little good ones. But we shall keep our hope of a better world alive and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. During this Holiday …

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