The art of Arthur Rackham

I'm speaking, of course, of the extraordinary British illustrator who made gorgeous plates of all our favorite fairy tales (and some lesser-known works like the Valkyrie) once upon a time.  I've been a big Arthur Rackham fan since college.  I was just thinking randomly about him because I was looking for something good to put on my computer desktop.  Someone ought to print high-quality reproduction posters of his stuff, or maybe put together a coffee table book in his honor.

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These are awesome. Reminds me of the "My Book House" series, which my dad had as a kid. I should check to see if he illustrated those. So European though.
Thanks for the great gallery. I've always been a fan of Rackhams illustrations and like Dave first encountered them in the "My Book House" series. I especially like his illustrations for "Alice in Wonderland" and for Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
these are wonderful. thanks for posting.
Great post Stephanie. These are great illustrations.
why thank you brad, and everyone.
no word can explain this art what can I say they are fascinating, they are awesome!!!
thanks for sharing
I had a book of fairy tales illustrated by Rackham, and an edition of Rip Van Winkle too - just amazing, so intricate. Great to find there are fans Stateside too :)
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