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Arthur Rackham – Book of Pictures 1913

Short Biography: Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality …

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Arthur Rackham – The Night Before Christmas 1931

Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality illustrated books …

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Walter Crane – Queen Summer 1891

Walter Crane’s art needs no introduction. He is the most well known Victorian children’s book illustrator and his contribution to children’s book is immeasurable, a short biography is available for those who wants to learn more about this great illustrator. Queen Summer or the Journey of Lily & the Rose is one of the most beautiful book he illustrated at …

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C.L. Hinton – Under the Trees 1902

I’ve been quite busy with work lately, didn’t have much time to take care of my site at all. So over Thanksgiving  long weekend, I took a bit of time out of the mundane turkey diner to bring you a new set of illustrations from a new illustrator to our gallery. The book Under the Trees, illustrated by C.L Hinton, …

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Edmund Dulac – Stealers of Light 1916

Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac; October 22, 1882 – May 25, 1953) was a French-born, British naturalised magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. Edmund was a prolific illustrator and designer. His works include Stories from The Arabian Nights (1907) with 50 colour images; an edition of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1908) with 40 colour illustrations; The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam …

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Willy Pogany – Tanglewood Tales 1909

William Andrew (“Willy”) Pogany (August 1882 – 30 July 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children’s and other books. His contemporaries include C. Coles Phillips, Joseph Clement Coll, Edmund Dulac, Harvey Dunn, Walter Everett, Harry Rountree, Sarah Stilwell Weber, and N.C. Wyeth. Here is another book illustrated by Willy Pogany, one of my favorite Golden Age illustrator. Tanglewood Tales by …

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Mabel Lucie Attwell – Grimm Fairy Tales 1912

Mabel Lucie Attwell (4 June 1879 – 5 November 1964) was a British illustrator. She was known for her cute, nostalgic drawings of children, based on her daughter, Peggy. Her drawings are featured on many postcards, advertisements, posters, books and figurines. Mabel Lucie Attwell is one of the most well-known and loved woman illustrators of the Golden Age. It’s easy …

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Charles Buckles Falls – The Goldenrod Fairy Book 1903

Charles Buckles Falls, American artist, illustrator and designer. Charles Falls was known for the posters he designed for the Victory book campaigns in World War I and World War II. He also was a designer of stage sets as well as costumes, fabrics, and rugs. He was a lithographer and an etcher, he also wrote and illustrated many children’s books. I …

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Harry Clarke – Edgar A. Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1919

Harry Clarke (March 17, 1889 – January 6, 1931) was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. Born in Dublin, he was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement. Harry Clarke the younger was exposed to art (and in particular Art Nouveau) at an early age. He went to school in Belvedere College in Dublin. By his …

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George Barbier – The Romance of Perfume 1928

George Barbier (1882–1932) was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. Born in Nantes, France on October 10, 1882, Barbier was 29 years old when he mounted his first exhibition in 1911 and was subsequently swept to the forefront of his profession with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books, and to produce haute …

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