David Louis Edelman January 25th, 2007
Information about the artists featured in the header of the DeepGenre website. Click the Reload button in your browser to see all twelve.
Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) was a French painter from the Golden Age of Illustration. He was born in Toulouse, France, but later emigrated to London. He illustrated such popular gift books as The Arabian Nights, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Edmund Dulac’s Fairy Book, and Tanglewood Tales. Later in his career, he made paintings and illustrations for newspapers, theater productions, and postage stamps, among other things.
Detail of The Entomologist’s Dream (1909):
Detail of The Princess and the Pea from Stories of Hans Christian Andersen (1911):
Warwick Goble (1862-1943) was a British illustrator, known for his illustrations for H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, and Stories from the Pentamerone, among others.
Detail of Origin of Rubies, from Goddesses, Myths and Fables:
Detail of Star Lovers, from Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales (1910):
Detail of Dragon from the Grotto:
Detail of Espousal of the Rats’ Daughter:
Kay Nielsen (1886-1957) was a Danish illustrator who primarily earned fame illustrating popular gift books of the early 20th century. Kay (pronounced “Kye”) was born in Denmark, studied in Paris, and later emigrated to New York. In addition to his illustrations for such classic works as Twelve Dancing Princesses and East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Nielsen later worked for Walt Disney on sequences for the film Fantasia and an early version of The Little Mermaid.
Detail of East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1914):
Detail of On the Way to the Dance, from Twelve Dancing Princesses (1913):
Detail of The Tinder Box, from Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales (1924):
William Timlin (1892-1943) was a British artist who lived most of his life as an architect in South Africa. His masterpiece was the book The Ship That Sailed to Mars, which he both wrote and illustrated. Later he illustrated many South African travel books and made illustrations for an unpublished book called The Building of a Fairy City.
Detail of The Seven Sisters, from The Ship That Sailed to Mars (1923):
Detail of The Request, from The Ship That Sailed to Mars (1923):
Detail of The Ship, from The Ship That Sailed to Mars (1923):