Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone – Fairy Tale Illustration

Yesterday I bought “The Water Babies” By Charles Kingsley, illustrated by Anne Grahame Johnstone, from my local Vinnies op shop. The illustrations are so gorgeous. I love the beautiful detail and delicate lines. I had to share their work with you. Janet and Anne are twin sisters, born in Britain in 1928. Read more about them here.   While looking for images to share with you, this one, below, caught my eye. As I studied it closer I realised I … Read More

Edmund Dulac – Fairy Tale Illustration

Edmund Dulac worked alongside Kay Nielsen and Arthur Rackham to create successful gift books in the early 20th century.   “Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac; October 22, 1882 – May 25, 1953) was a French magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. Born in Toulouse he studied law but later turned to the study of art the École des Beaux-Arts. He moved to London early in the 20th century where he received a commission to illustrate Jane Eyre. Later through his association with a gallery and publishing company … Read More

Kay Nielsen – Fantasy Fairy Tale Illustration

I am absolutely in love with fantasy fairy tale illustrations from bygone eras. I love getting lost in the imagery, full of wonder, dripping with style, magic, mystery, elegance and intrigue. There is just something gritty and nostalgic about it that makes me want to jump in and become part of the dreamlike fantasy. I am going to look at an extensive array of fairy tale artists, from a list I have compiled, that goes on forever. So brace yourselves for a weekly dose … Read More