Theodorus van Hoytema Biography

Theodorus van Hoytema - Dutch Illustrator, painter 1863-1917 Theo Van Hoytema Theodorus van Hoytema (Den Haag 1863-1917) achieved fame during his lifetime as a book-illustrator, painter and draughtsman. He is considered to be the most important representative of lithographic work in the Netherlands and his prints are well represented in

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Kate Greenaway Biography

Greenaway, Kate - English Illustrator and Author, 1846-1901 Kate Greenaway Born Catherine Greenaway, Kate Greenaway be one of the most important and influential illustrator for children of the late nineteenth century, despite shyness and avoidance of publicity. Indeed, a whole industry, which included china, fabrics, wallpaper, children’s clothing, and dolls,

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter Biography

Potter, Beatrix - English Author and Illustrator, 1866-1943 Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter’s legacy to children’s literature include; twenty-three small books and one longer collection of stories. Strict integrity to the natures of her animal char­acters, an ear for striking, precise language, and an eye for detail have made her stories

Randolph Candecott

Randolph Caldecott Biography

Caldecott, Randolph - English Illustrator and Author (1846-1886) Randolph Candecott Along with Walter Crane and Kate Greenaway, Randolph Caldecott was one of the three great illustrators to work under the auspices of the English printer Edmund Evans and to usher in a golden age of book illustration for children. His

Maxfield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish Biography

Parrish, Maxfield - American Illustrator, 1870-1966 Maxfield Parrish Portrait Though height of Maxfield Parrish's career was nearly one hundred years ago, his celebrated illustrations, with intense colors and languid surrealism, seem striking contemporary. Christened Frederick Parrish by his parents, Parrish took his paternal grandmother's maiden name as his middle name

Arthur Rackham Portrait

Arthur Rackham Biography

Arthur Rackham - British Illustrator, 1867-1939 Arthur Rackham Self-portrait Of all those illustrators to follow in the footsteps of Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane, and Kate Greenaway, perhaps none had a greater sense of mystery and magic than Arthur Rackham. Yet Rackham had a conventional training as an insurance. Like Caldecott,

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