Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939

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Epithet: painter and illustrator

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x000074

Arthur Rackham was born September 19, 1867, in London, England. He attended Lambeth School of Art and married an artist, Edyth Starkie, both contributing to his renowned success as a reputable artists/illustrator. Contributing to over seventy titles, Rackham's name appeared in partnership with authors such as Jonathan Swift, Washington Irving, William Shakespeare, Aesop, Charles Dickens, John Milton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allen Poe. In 1910, Rackham was adorned as a leading illustrator, as he helped to immortalize the books Gulliver's Travels, Rip Van Winkle and Peter Pan . Arthur Rackham passed away in 1939, but his work transcends time.

From the guide to the Arthur Rackham Collection, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

English painter and illustrator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to [Frank] Crowninshield, at that time art editor of the Century Magazine, 1912 Sept. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616063

Book illustrator.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1905-1934. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886538

British illustrator.

From the description of Letter : London, to Laurence Housman, 1908 Dec. 18. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 25248929

British illustrator.

Beginning with RIP VAN WINKLE in 1905, Rackham illustrated 50 major works, including ALICE IN WONDERLAND, A MIDSUMMER HIGHT'S DREAM, WINNIE THE POOH, and other English and American classics.

From the description of Papers, 1904-1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122482510

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939. [George L. Lazarus collection of Arthur Rackham printed ephemera]. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1905-1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf MACMILLAN ARCHIVE. Vol. CDL. Correspondence with: 1. Charles E. Brock; 1893-1936. 2. Henry M. Brock; 1898-1941. 3. Arthur Rackham; 1911-1921, n.d.Arthur Rackham, book illustrator: Correspondence with Macmillan and Co.: 1911-1921, n.d.Henry Matthew Br..., 1893-1941 British Library
referencedIn G K Chesterton Papers, 1877-1988 British Library: Western Manuscripts
creatorOf Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939. ALS, 1922 January 18 : London, to a friend named Benjamin. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Arthur Rackham collection. McGill University Library
referencedIn J.M. Dent & Sons. J.M. Dent & Sons records, 1834-1986 (author files N-R). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. LIV (ff. 186). Correspondence with:1. ff. 1-1v. Cosmo Monkhouse; 1900.2. ff. 2-3v. Leonora Monkhouse; [1901].3. f. 4. Leo E. Montgomery; 1935. Signed.4. f. 5. Evan Frederick Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar; 1927. Signed.5...., 1898-1936 British Library
creatorOf Arthur Rackham Collection University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections
creatorOf Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939. Collection, 193u. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939. Papers, 1904-1967. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Wiliam B. Osgood Field collection of drawings for book illustrations, 1844-1925. Houghton Library
referencedIn A. General correspondence; 1912-1931.includes:f. 1 William Leiper, FRIBA: Letter to W. Shaw Sparrow: 1912.f. 3 Arthur Rackham, book illustrator: Letter to W. Shaw Sparrow: 1915.: Signed.f. 5 Hugh Chesterman, author: Letter to W. Shaw Sparrow: 1..., 1912-1931 British Library
creatorOf Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939. Autograph letters signed (3) : Stilegate, Limpsfield, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1930 Aug. 13 and Oct. 16, and 1932 Jan. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf St. Nicholas Magazine. Papers, 1870-1925. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf M. Letter from Arthur Rackham, illustrator (b.1867, d.1939), to an unidentified recipient, concerning the effects of the war on artists and recommending applied arts as a career in preference to fine arts; 19 June 1917. Presented by John Whale of Lo... British Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS; 1619-1946. Paper; ff. 79. Folio. A. Receipt of Thomas Ford, composer, to Sir Adam Newton, 1st Bart., Treasurer to Charles, Prince of Wales, for his quarter's pension of £10; 10 Apr. 1619. Signed. Sotheby sale-cat., 9..., 1619-1946 British Library
creatorOf Field, William B. Osgood,. William B. Osgood Field collection of drawings for book illustrations, 1844-1925. Houghton Library
creatorOf The Houghton Club Commonplace Book, 1827-2009 British Library
referencedIn Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf RACKHAM, ARTHUR. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939. Autograph letter signed : London, to [Frank] Crowninshield, at that time art editor of the Century Magazine, 1912 Sept. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rackham, Edyth Starkie, 1867-1941. Arthur Rackham collection, 1831-1996, undated, bulk 1890-1938. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Vol. CCLIV (ff. 177). July-Dec. 1926.includes:ff. 1, 2, 3, 14, 60 Arthur Rackham, book illustrator: Letters to Marie Stopes from Arthur Rackham: 1926.ff. 4, 12, 20, 26, 89, 91, 113, 160, 163 Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen, writer: Letters to Mari... British Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Garrett Orr Papers, bulk, circa 1873-1994, 1890s-1914, 1935-1965 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956. Percy MacKaye papers, 1879-1956. Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Macy, George. Limited Editions Club papers, 1929-1940. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf MILLAR BEQUEST. Vols. XC, XCI. Autograph collection, 1689-1937 British Library
creatorOf SOCIETY OF AUTHORS ARCHIVE. Vol. CCX (ff. 252). 1. ff. 1-142. E. R. Punshon; 1910-1956. 2. ff 143-252. Arthur Rackham; 1920-1968.includes:ff. 1-142 Ernest Robertson Punshon, crime writer: Correspondence with the Society of Authors of and rel. to Er..., 1910-1968 British Library
referencedIn R-Y. (ff. 108).includes:ff. 1-6b Arthur Rackham, book illustrator: Letters to E. Rhys: 1924-1925.f. 7 Morley Roberts, novelist: Letter to E. Rhys: 1931.f. 8 Richard Ellis Roberts, writer: Letter to E. Rhys: 1932.ff. 9, 11-17b, 20-21 b Olive E... British Library
referencedIn Shelley, Henry Charles. A Talk with Arthur Rackham, interviews, [ca. 1930-1939?]. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939. Letter, 1915, January 8, London, to Philip D. Sherman. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939. Letter : London, to Laurence Housman, 1908 Dec. 18. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
creatorOf Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939. A scribe : ink drawing with watercolor wash, 1912. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Charles Sessler (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Colt, H. Dunscombe, Mrs, person
associatedWith Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947, person
correspondedWith D. Appleton-Century Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Dwyer, M., Miss. person
associatedWith Field, William B. Osgood, person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959. person
associatedWith Hudson, Derek. person
associatedWith J.M. Dent & Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956. person
associatedWith Macy, George. person
associatedWith Orr, Garrett person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Wagenknecht Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Shelley, Henry Charles. person
associatedWith Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957, person
associatedWith St. Nicholas Magazine. corporateBody
associatedWith Wagenknecht, Edward, 1900-2004, person
associatedWith Wheeler, Winifred. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Bridgnorth, Shropshire
United States
Pakaur, Bihor
London, England
Art, Modern
Artists, British
Children's literature
Children's literature
Christmas cards
Illustrated children's books
Illustration of books
Illustrator : Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939
Illustrators, British


Birth 1867-09-19

Death 1939-09-06




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