Ernest H. Shepard Biography

SHEPARD, E. H. ENGLISH ILLUSTRATOR, 1879-1976. Although Ernest Howard Shepard is best known as the illustrator of works by A. A. MILNE, the 1931 edition of KENNETH GRAHAME’S Wind in the Willows also helped to establish him as one of the foremost illustrators of humorous books for children. Shepard’s mother, the daughter of a well-known watercolor artist, encouraged his early …

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Arthur Rackham Biography

RACKHAM, ARTHUR BRITISH ILLUSTRATOR, 1867-1939. 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, he loved drawing from a young and knew that he wanted someday to be …

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