Artist Research:Edmund Dulac

Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)

Edmund Dulac was a French illustrator and stage designer.  He is best known for his fantasy style of art that consist of soft glowing colors and delicate black outlines.  Dulac’s compositions were described as having a painterly quality and careful attention to detail.  He painted them using watercolor washes pattern and subtle tones.  His work was often compared to Arthur Rackham, and the two had several qualities in common.  Also some of his influences were the Japanese and Persian style miniatures.  Some of his work includes Sleeping Beauty and the other Fairy Tales from the Old FrenchArabian Nights, and the The Golden Cockerel. Later, he created designs for postage stamps, bookplates, and playing cards.


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