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Monday, October 21, 2013

Arthur Rackham

Relax....clear your mind... take a little trip to the land of Fairy Tales with illustrations by Arthur Rackham....  











































Arthur Rackham

Quick Facts 

He is best known for his fairy tale and fantasy book illustrations including Rip Van Winkle, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and others.

Lived: September 19, 1867 - September 6, 1939

Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England

Nationality: English

Education: Lambeth School of Art

Movement: English Golden Age of Illustration

Specialty: Children's book illustrations featuring fantastic images of water nymphs, fairies, witches, elves, giants, gnomes, and other grotesque or romantic figures.

Mediums: He is primarily known for his watercolor book illustrations, but also produced magazine and newspaper illustrations, woodcut engravings, and once designed costumes, scenery, and drop curtains for a production of Hansel and Gretel.

Died: September 6, 1939, Limpsfield, Surrey, cancer, age 71

Fun Facts: He worked as a clerk in the Westminster Fire Office for seven years before he began his art career. He lived in Australia for a short time. As a child he snuck pencils to bed with him and drew on his pillows. - artpromote.com