Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Magical Illustration of Arthur Rackham

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving, with illustrations by Arthur RackhamAbeBooks: The Magical Illustration of Arthur Rackham: Arthur Rackham was an illustrator in the late 19th and early 20th century. He was born in London in 1867. He began studying at the Lambeth School of Art at the age of 18, and soon found his passion and calling. The first of Rackham's illustrations to be published in a book were in 1893, in The Dolly Dialogues. Rackham never looked back. From that first publication, illustration was his career until the day he died at age 72, of cancer.

1 comment:

Gerard said...

Rackham did some great illustrations. I did a research project on him in grad school. He was on his deathbed and still finishing and fixing illustrations for Wind in the Willows. (He had neglected to paint the oarlocks on a rowboat and was adding them in.)