Happy Birthday to Arthur Rackham!
Born today in 1909
from ‘Alice in Wonderland’, 1907
He was an English book illustrator. He studied at the Lambeth School of Art, was elected to membership in The Royal Watercolour Society and the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, and became Master of the Art Workers' Guild. Books he illustrated include 'Rip Van Winkle' (1905), 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens' (1906), 'Alice in Wonderland' (1907), and many other children's books and classics throughout the years until his death in 1939. His last work, 'The Wind in the Willows', was published posthumously. He won gold medals at Milan (1906) and Barcelona (1911), and his books and original art are now collected worldwide.