Top 3 old time book illustrators

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Top 3 old time book illustrators

Postby GoogaMooga » 29 Feb 2020, 03:52

Certain books you always associate with particular illustrators, to the point where reading them without these illustrators somehow doesn't feel right. Sir John Tenniel was born 200 years ago, in Bayswater, London. And, as much as I love the Disney Alice, he will always be the top renderer of Lewis Carroll's works.

Here are my top 3 old time illustrators:

1. Sir John Tenniel
2. Ernest Howard Shepard
3. George Cruikshank

1. Sir John Tenniel
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2. Ernest Howard Shepard
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3. George Cruikshank
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Re: Top 3 old time book illustrators

Postby Flower » 29 Feb 2020, 14:24

Arthur Rackham ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rackham

Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. He is recognised as one of the leading literary figures during the Golden Age of British book illustration. His work is noted for its robust pen and ink drawings, which were combined with the use of watercolour. Rackham's 51 colour pieces for the Early American tale became a turning point in the production of books since – through colour-separated printing – it featured the accurate reproduction of colour artwork.[1] Some of his best-known works include the illustrations for Rip Van Winkle, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

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Beatrix Potter

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Potter's study and watercolours of fungi led to her being widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties, Potter self-published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Following this, Potter began writing and illustrating children's books full-time.

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Re: Top 3 old time book illustrators

Postby GoogaMooga » 01 Mar 2020, 18:19

Flower wrote:Beatrix Potter


Yep. :)
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Re: Top 3 old time book illustrators

Postby Rorschach » 02 Mar 2020, 10:39

Flower wrote:Arthur Rackham ...



Yep.
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Re: Top 3 old time book illustrators

Postby Flower » 02 Mar 2020, 13:26

Maybe not so "old time" but deserves to be noted.

Shel Silverstein

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Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein /ˈsɪlvərstiːn/[1] (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999)[2][3] was an American writer known for his cartoons, songs, and children's books.[2] He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 20 million copies.[3] He was the recipient of two Grammy Awards, as well as Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nominations.

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Re: Top 3 old time book illustrators

Postby Samoan » 03 Mar 2020, 10:21

Can't beat a bit of Mervyn Peake -

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Re: Top 3 old time book illustrators

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Samoan wrote:Can't beat a bit of Mervyn Peake -



Yep, again. Have you ever seen his illustrations for The Rime of The Ancient Mariner?
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Postby Samoan » 03 Mar 2020, 11:03

No, I'd no idea about his other work.
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Samoan wrote:No, I'd no idea about his other work.


Look them up. They're wonderful.
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Postby Flower » 03 Mar 2020, 12:13

Edmund Dulac

Edmund Dulac was born in Toulouse, France in 1882. Though he originally was a student of law, Edmund went on to study art full time. His great illustrative works include Arabian Nights, Stories from Hans Christian Anderson, and Fairy Garland. His artistic style was extremely intricate, and brought life to the pages of children’s books through small details. Dulac had a particular knack for creating magical creatures and fairy tale scenes.

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Henry Justice Ford

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Henry Justice Ford (1860-1941) was a prolific illustrator with hundreds of illustrated books for kids under his belt. Especially important were his collaborations with Andrew Lang, editor of numerous books among which so-called colored fairy books took a very special place. These books with Ford's images were sold worldwide with millions of children growing up with pictured scenes from most popular fairy tales as H. J. Ford saw them.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Mar 2020, 01:44

Favorite Danish book illustrator/ comic artist: Arne Ungermann

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Jean de Brunhoff

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Often considered the father of the modern picture book, Jean de Brunhoff (1899-1937) is best known as the creator of Babar the elephant, one of the most beloved characters in twentieth-century juvenile literature. Lauded as an artist and writer of exceptional talent, Brunhoff is praised for creating classic works that have been popular with children and adults around the world.

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