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Charles Robinson – The Happy Prince 1913

Charles Robinson (1870–1937) was a prolific British book illustrator. Born in Islington in October 1870, London, he was the son of an illustrator and his brothers Thomas Heath Robinson and William Heath Robinson also became illustrators. The first full book he illustrated was Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses (1895) which includes over 100 pen and ink drawings. …

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Virginia Frances Sterrett – Arabian Nights 1928

Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900–1931) was an American artist and illustrator. Sterrett received her first commission at the age of 19 from the Penn Publishing Company to illustrate Old French Fairy Tales (1920), a collection of works from the 19th-century French author, Comtesse de Ségur (Sophie Fedorovna Rostopchine). A year after the publication of Old French Fairy Tales, a new title …

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Gustave Tenggren – Red Fairy Tales 1924

Gustaf Adolf Tenggren (November 3, 1896 – April 9, 1970) was a Swedish-American illustrator. He is known for his Arthur Rackham-influenced fairy-tale style and use of silhouetted figures with caricatured faces. Here are the new scanned illustrations from The Red Fairy Tales, illustrated by Gustave Tenggren, published by McKay, New York, 1924. It is one of the title among the …

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Bessie Pease Gutmann – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 1907

Bessie Pease Gutmann (1876–1960) was an American artist and illustrator most noted for her paintings of putti, infants and young children. During the early 1900s Gutmann was considered one of the better-known magazine and book illustrators in the United States. Her artwork was featured on 22 magazine covers such as Woman’s Home Companion and McCall’s between 1906 and 1920. She also …

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Charles Folkard – Aesop’s Fables 1912

Charles James Folkard (1878 – 1963) was an English illustrator. He worked as a conjuror before becoming a prolific illustrator of children’s books. In 1915, he created Teddy Tail, a popular cartoon character who ran in the Daily Mail newspapers for decades. Folkard is well known for his work on The Arabian Nights, Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Aesop’s Fables, and Pinocchio. …

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Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale – The Idylls of the King 1911

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1871 – 1945) was an English artist. I’d like to introduce a new and a well loved Golden Age illustrator to our gallery. Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, British illustrator of the Pre-Raphaelite school. Here is one of her masterpiece The Idylls of the King, first published by Hodder Stoughton, London, 1911.

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Will H. Bradley – Fringilla 1895

William H. Bradley (1868 – 1962) was an American Art Nouveau illustrator and artist. Nicknamed the “Dean of American Designers”, he was the highest paid American artist of the early 20th century. He was a prolific artist and designer up until his death at age 94. Will H. Bradley, perhaps the best known American illustrator at the end of the 19th century. …

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Millicent Sowerby – The Wise Book 1906

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. I’m please to welcome another new illustrator to our gallery, Millicent Sowerby in her first debut book: The Wise Book. …

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Jessie Marion King – Seven Happy Days 1913

Jessie Marion King (March 20, 1875 – August 3, 1949) was a Scottish illustrator mostly of children’s books. She also designed jewelry and fabric, and painted pottery. King was made Tutor in Book Decoration and Design at Glasgow School of Art in 1899. Her first published designs, and some people believe her finest, were for the covers of books published …

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Alice B. Woodward – Peter Pan 1907

Alice Bolingbroke Woodward (1862–1951), an English illustrator, was born on 3 October 1862 in Chelsea, London. She was known as one of the most prolific illustrators of the turn of the 20th century. She is known mainly for her work in children’s literature, and secondarily for her scientific illustrations. Here is the ageless story of Peter Pan, with lovely illustrations by …

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