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Arthur Rackham

Arthur RackhamBorn: 19-Sep-1867
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 6-Sep-1939
Location of death: Limpsfield, Surrey, England
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Artist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: British Golden Age children's book illustrator

Spent a short time, for his health, during childhood in Australia. After returning to London, he attended Lambeth School of Art and City of London School. Primarily illustrated fairy tales, either in black and white or watercolor. He garnered attention in 1905 with his Rip Van Winkle, and his career grew. He was a member of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colors. There's an Arthur Rackham society based in Michigan. In his lifetime he published well over three thousand illustrations, not counting his many magazine illustrations.

Father: Alfred Rackham
Mother: Annie Rackham
Wife: Edyth Starkie (painter, m. 1903)
Daughter: Barbara Rackham (b. 1908)

Illustrated books:
Rip Van Winkle, 1905
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, 1906
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1907
Ingoldsby Legends, 1907
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1908
Undine, 1909
Grimm's Fairy Tales, 1909
Tales From Shakespeare, 1909
Gulliver's Travels, 1909
The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie, 1910
Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods, 1911
Aesop's Fables, 1912
Mother Goose, 1913
A Christmas Carol, 1915
Little Brother & Little Sister, 1917
Romance of King Arthur, 1917
Cinderella, 1919
Irish Fairy Tales, 1920
The Tempest, 1926
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 1928
The Vicar of Wakefield, 1929
The Night Before Christmas, 1931
The King of the Golden River, 1932
Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, 1933
Goblin Market, 1933
Pied Piper of Hamelin, 1934
The Wind in the Willows, 1940



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