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Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham was an artist and illustrator in the first half of the 20th century.

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A Quick Tip by Entwife

  • Oct 11, 2010
Beautiful, whimsical, potent, evocative... Rackham's work grabs the imagination at a very early age and is a wonderful place to start teaching our children the appreciation of art.
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October 15, 2010
Rackham is not only my favorite illustrator, he is also one of the most distinctive artists when it comes to narrative works. His stuff is just utterly brilliant and compelling. Do you own any of Dover Books various volumes of his art? I have a number of them and highly recommend them, though some of the images aren't quite as colorful as the original printings were.
 
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Quick Tip by . April 01, 2010
Easily my favorite illustrator from The Golden Age of Illustration. Rackham's work is incredibly detailed & clean.
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Arthur Rackham was an influential artist and illustrator, whose works during the early 20th century are very gothic and evocative of classical European mythology and folklore. His art was immaculately detailed and was both eerie and beautiful. He typically illustrated children's literature and books of Norse mythology, but he also illustrated an edition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Though Rackham died in 1939, his artwork is still highly collectible and inspires legions of artists and illustrators today.

Here is a list of books that he illustrated:

Rhinegold and the Valkyrie
The Ring of the Nibelung
Twilight of the Gods

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Gulliver's Travels
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Wind in the Willows
Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes
Undine
Cinderella
Sleeping Beauty

Here is a website devoted to his artwork:
http://rackham.artpassions.net/
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Style: Illustration
Genre: Illustration
Medium: Paintings, Drawings
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