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Thursday, August 26, 2004
FOUR GREAT ILLUSTRATORS
There have been some artists who have done their greatest work illustrating the imaginative worlds of literature. Let's look at a sampling tonight.
Arthur Rackham was an illustrator during what might be called the 'Golden Age of Illustation'. His 'Alice in Wonderland' is in a class by itself..
Dorothy Lathrop illustated children's books with an aesthetic weirdly simlilar to the decadents..
Maxfield Parrish was a versatile artist whose work graced many magazine covers..
Beatrix Potter , of Peter Rabbit fame, was about 'more than just bunnies' .
I passionately hate the idea of being "with it," I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.