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Golden Age of Book Illustrations Gallery. The best and most loved children’s book illustrations of all time

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Ivan Bilibin – Illustrations for Maria Morevna Fairy Tales 1903

Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin (1876-1942) was a popular Russian graphic artist and stage designer. He created a special “Bilibin” style in book illustration; a style which is firmly rooted in the stylized forms of Russian folk and medieval art, such as the lubok (cheap popular print), embroidery, woodcuts, and illuminated manuscripts. Bilibin’s use of the precise …

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Arthur Rackham – Illustrations for The Compleat Angler 1931

Arthur Rackham (1867 – 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 …

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Arthur Rackham – Illustrations for Andersen’s Fairy Tales 1932

Arthur Rackham (1867 – 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 …

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Mabel Lucie Attwell – Illustrations for Peter Pan & Wendy 1921

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 …

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Arthur Rackham – Illustrations for Aesop’s Fables 1912

Arthur Rackham (1867 – 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 …

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Maxfield Parrish – Illustrations for The Golden Age 1900

Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966) was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery. His career spanned fifty years and was wildly successful: his painting Daybreak (1922) is the most popular art print of …

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Thomas Mackenzie – Illustrations for Lancelot The Adventures of King Arthur’s Most Celebrated Knight 1925

Thomas Mackenzie (1887 – 1944) was born in Bradford, England. He was an artist producing illustrations for books and watercolours during the early 20th Century. His earliest commissioned works were for Ali Baba and Aladdin and illustrations for James Stephens’s “The Crock of Gold” , Arthur Ransome‘s “Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp in Rhyme”, Christine …

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W. Heath Robinson – Illustrations for the Book of Goblins 1934

William Heath Robinson (31 May 1872 – 13 September 1944) was an English cartoonist, illustrator and artist, best known for drawings of whimsically elaborate machines to achieve simple objectives. In the UK, the term “Heath Robinson” entered the popular language during the 1914–1918 First World War as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible …

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Vladimir Kirin – Illustrations for Croatian Tales of Long Ago 1922

A seminal collection of short stories by the acclaimed children’s author Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić originally published in 1916 in Zagreb by the Matica Hrvatska publishing house. The collection is considered her masterpiece and it features a series of newly written fairy tales heavily inspired by motifs taken from ancient Slavic mythology of pre-Christian Croatia. Due to …

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Sulamith Wulfing – Illustrations for Das Tor vol. 3, 1931

Sulamith Wülfing (January 11, 1901 – 1989) was a German artist and illustrator. The author Michael Folz explains that Wülfing’s art was a “realistic reflection of the world she lives in: she has seen the angels and elfin creatures of her paintings throughout her life. The mood of Wülfing’s work ranges from serene to wistful …

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