Artist Research: Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham (1867-1939)

Arthur Rackham was a British artist and illustrator who’s work consist of highly detailed drawings.  With his unique imagination, he began illustrating books.  Rackham gained his experience as in illustrator by working for the Westminster Budget. He became popular for his work in Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and other children books.  His illustration for Rip Van Winkle brought him American success.  But, Rackham’s first success was his work in Peter Pan in Kensington Garden.  Using his creativity, he created several fantasy creatures for books, while allowing them to retain human like traits.



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