Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham

Rackham was born on September 19, 1867, in Victorian London, England as one of twelve children. With an affinity toward drawing, he attended the City of London School and won prizes for his artwork. Determined to make a career as an artist, he clerked at the Westminster Fire Office to earn money to pay for classes at the Lambeth School of Art. Rackham made some successful sales to magazines and then took employment as a reporter and illustrator for The Westminster Budget. Though he made illustrations for a couple books, each piece and its style were different as Rackham searched for his own personal touch.

Gaining more experience by illustrating books and magazines, his style improved. By 1905, Rackham had created an artistic world of humor, beauty, and innocence mixed with a touch of fearfulness in nature. He painted 51 plates for Rip Van Winkle and another 50 plates for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. An illustrator of children's classics, he also painted drawings for adult books. Rackham advanced the field of illustration through his distinct flair and the wonderment he gave his work. On September 6, 1939, Rackham passed away, leaving behind a legacy of paintings and illustrations that are collected all over the world.

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Aesop's Fables
by Aesop, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Avenel Books
for Nursery-2nd grade
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Aesop's Fables
by Aesop, illustrated by Randolph Caldecott, Arthur Rackham, Walter Crane, and Alexander Calder
from Chronicle Books
for 1st-5th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Aesop's Fables
by Aesop, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Macmillan
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: LIT1-ANC)
$14.99
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Weathervane Books
for 6th-10th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Arthur Rackham Treasury
by Arthur Rackham, selected and edited by Jeff A. Menges
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children
by E. Nesbit, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Racehorse for Young Readers
for 4th-8th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$14.99
Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Gramercy Books
for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$9.00 (2 in stock)
Christmas Carol
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Fantasy for 6th-10th grade
in Everyman's Library (Location: FIC-EVERY)
$15.95
Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from William Heinemann
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Sandy Creek
for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories
by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
for 5th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Christmas Carol and Other Stories
Reader's Digest World's Best Reading
by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Reader's Digest
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Cinderella
by Christine Messina (editor) with illustrations by Arthur Rackham and Warwick Goble
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
for 1st-4th grade
Cinderella
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by C. S. Evans, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 1st-4th grade
in Everyman's Library (Location: FIC-EVERY)
$15.95
English Fairy Tales
Calla Editions
by Flora Steel, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Dover Publications
Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen
by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.
for 1st-6th grade
Fairy Tales: The Brothers Grimm
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by The Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 2nd-6th grade
in Everyman's Library (Location: FIC-EVERY)
$19.95
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
by Flora Annie Steel (reteller), edited by Christine Messina, and illustrated by Arthur Rackham and Jessie Willcox Smith
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
for 2nd-6th grade
Green Tiger's Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare
by E. Nesbit, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Laughing Elephant
for 4th-8th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
Grimm's Fairy Tales
by Grimm Brothers, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Viking Press
for 4th-8th grade
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Grimm's Fairy Tales
by Grimm Brothers, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from SeaStar Books
for 4th-8th grade
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Calla Editions
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
Calla ed from Dover Publications
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
Gulliver's Travels
Calla Editions
by Jonathan Swift, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Dover Publications
for 8th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Gramercy Books
for 8th-12th grade
in 18th Century Literature (Location: LIT5-18)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Bloomsbury Publishing
for 5th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Books of Wonder
by Washington Irving, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from HarperCollins
for 5th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Gramercy Books
for 10th-Adult
in Renaissance & Reformation Literature (Location: LIT3-REN)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Mother Goose
by Arthur Rackham (illustrator)
from Weathervane Books
for Nursery-Kindergarten
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
by Arthur Rackham (illustrator)
from Viking Press
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Mother Goose (Location: PIC-MG)
$9.00 (2 in stock)
Night Before Christmas
by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Weathervane Books
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Christmas & Advent (Location: HOLIDAY)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
by James M. Barrie, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from SeaWolf Press
for 2nd-8th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$6.95
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
by James M. Barrie, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Weathervane Books
for 2nd-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Rackham's Fairy Tale - Coloring Book
by Arthur Rackham
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$4.99
Rip Van Winkle - Coloring Book
by A. Rackham, P. Stewart, W. Irving
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-4th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$4.99 $3.00 (2 in stock)
Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (abridged)
by Sir Thomas Mallory, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Weathervane Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Sleeping Beauty & Cinderella
by C. S. Evans, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
100th Anniversary from SeaWolf Press
for 1st-4th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$7.95
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Portland House Illustrated Classics
by Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Portland House
for 7th-12th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Tales of the Brothers Grimm
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Book-of-the-Month Club
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
Wind in the Willows
Heritage Illustrated Library
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Heritage Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Historical Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Everyman's Library (Location: FIC-EVERY)
$18.95
Wind in the Willows
Heritage Illustrated Library
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Thunder Bay Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)