Arthur Rackham
● Genre : Art / Illustration
● 2007-11-11

He was born in London as one of 12 children. At the age of 18, he worked as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office and began studying at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892 he quit his clerk job and started working for The Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator. His first book illustrations were published in 1893. From then, until his death in 1939, he illustrated numerous books. In 1903, he married Edyth Starkie, with whom he had one daughter, Barbara, in 1908. Rackham won a gold medal at the Milan International Exhibition in 1906 and another one at the Barcelona International Exposition in 1911. His works were included in numerous exhibitions, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. Arthur Rackham died 1939 of cancer in his home in Limpsfield, Surrey.

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Arthur Rackham and his art


Works
Major works of illustration by Arthur Rackham include the children's books Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1900), Rip van Winkle (1905), Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907). While he may be best known for his elaborate illustrations of children's literature, he also illustrated books for adult readers, including A Midsummer Night's Dream (1908), Undine (1909), The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie (also known as Das Rheingold) (1911), short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, and several fairy tale books.


Selected Illustrations
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Written by Lewis Carroll
Publisher : Doubleday Doran & Co
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Written by Kenneth Grahame
Publisher : Heritage
RIP VAN WINKLE
Written by Washington Irving
Publisher : Wlliam Heinemann
THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE aka DAS RHEINGOLD
Written by Richard Wagner
Publisher : Wlliam Heinemann
COMUS
Written by John Milton
Publisher : Wlliam Heinemann
POE'S TALES OF MYSTERY & IMAGINATION
Written by Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher : J.B.Lippincott Co
PETER PAN IN KESINGTON GARDENS
Written by J.M. Barrie
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
PETER PAN IN KESINGTON GARDENS
Written by J.M. Barrie
Publisher : The folio Society