Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Edmund Dulac
As a child I'd be fascinated by the drawings in books and listen to the unfolding story, usually sitting in bed with Grandma.  She'd point to the pictures and explain what they were depicting.  The story was all important but I also loved the pastel drawings.

One of the illustrators was Edmund Dulac, though I didn't know that way back then.  Born Edmond Dulac in Toulouse France in 1882, he went to London in 1904, was naturalised in 1912 and I don't think he was out of work until his death in 1953, as his art was extremely sought after.  Hodder & Stoughton snapped him up in 1907 when Arthur Rackham went to Wm. Heinemann.

Only some of his work:
The collected works of the Bronte sisters
Arabian Nights 1907
Sleeping Beauty 1910
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam 1909
Stories from Hans Andersen 1911
Tanglewood Tales 1918
The Bells & Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe 1912

1 comment:

The Clever Pup said...

I *love* Edmund Dulac; a nice surprise to find him here.