Arthur Rackham

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Rackham, Arthur

(răk`əm), 1867–1939, English illustrator and watercolorist. He is known for imaginative, delicately colored, and cheerful pen drawings, especially for children's books. Among these are Peter Pan (1906), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907), and A Christmas Carol (1915).


See study by D. Hudson (1960, repr. 1974).

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