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Illustrated children’s books: Kay Nielsen (1886-1957)

Illustrated children’s books: Kay Nielsen (1886-1957)

September 10, 2018

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Kay Nielsen’s delicate illustrations combined the exquisite motifs of the Art Nouveau movement with oriental influences. The elaborate, decorative artworks bring brilliant colour tinged with a hint of eeriness to the pages of children’s fairy tales.

Illustrated children’s books: Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)

Illustrated children’s books: Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)

March 23, 2018

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Edmund Dulac published in the first decades of the twentieth century, at a time now recognised as a golden age of children’s book illustration.

Snow White and Rose Red from Little brother and little sister and other tales

Illustrated children’s books: Arthur Rackham (1867-1939)

February 6, 2018

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Arthur Rackham’s haunting images in children’s fairy tales evoke a sense of mystery, even nightmare. They made him the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian era.

Illustrated children’s books: Samuel and William Calvert

Illustrated children’s books: Samuel and William Calvert

January 16, 2018

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The brothers Samuel and William Calvert established a series of children’s books in the 1870s called Calvert’s Australian Picture Books, bringing wood block printing techniques developed by the English master printer Edmund Evans to Australia.

Illustrated children’s books: Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886)

Illustrated children’s books: Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886)

November 16, 2017

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Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886) broke late 19th century conventions of children’s book illustration by interpreting stories rather than decorating them, peopling them with cheeky caricatures involved in chaotic escapades.

Young Dick from Slate and pencil-vania

Illustrated children’s books: Walter Crane (1845-1915)

October 11, 2017

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Walter Crane (1845-1915) is today best known for his ornately illustrated 19th century children’s books. He designed artwork for the British master printer Edmund Evans in a variety of capacities for ten years, before Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway joined him as Evans’ triumvirate of children’s Toy Book illustrators.

Mother Goose: or old nursery rhymes, illustrated by Kate Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans, Frederick Warne and Co., London, [190?].

Illustrated children’s books: Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)

September 15, 2017

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Kate Greenaway (1846–1901) was an English children’s book illustrator. She was a remarkable success during her lifetime, pleasing audiences with her form and originality.