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The Golden Age of Illustration

1880's to 1920's


The Golden Age of Illustration was a period of unprecedented excellence in book and magazine illustration. It developed from advances in technology permitting accurate and inexpensive reproduction of art, combined with a voracious public demand for new graphic art.
 
In Europe, Golden Age artists were influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and by such design-oriented movements as the Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, and Les Nabis. Leading artists included Walter Crane, Edmund Dulac, Aubrey Beardsley, Arthur Rackham and Kay Nielsen.
 
American illustration of this period was anchored by the Brandywine Valley tradition, begun by Howard Pyle and carried on by his students, who included N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Frank Schoonover and Edwin Austin Abbey.
        

 
 
Chronological Listing of Golden Age Illustrators
 
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Sir John Tenniel 1820-1914 English Illustrator
Alice Stretches at the Neck
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Walter Crane 1845-1915 English Illustrator
The Earth And Spring, 1875
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Kate Greenaway 1846-1901 English Illustrator
Kate Greenaway: Mother and Child
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Edwin Austin Abbey 1852-1911 American Illustrator/Muralist
Cotton Culture
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Howard Pyle 1853-1911 American Illustrator
Howard Pyle: Jackson's Brigade
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Louis John Rhead 1858-1926 English/American Illustrator
Woman with Peacocks
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Jessie Willcox Smith 1863-1935 American Illustrator
Jessie Willcox Smith: Mother and Child
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Edward Penfield 1866-1925 American Illustrator
Harper's Greyhound
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Beatrix Potter 1866-1943 English Illustrator
Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit
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Charles Dana Gibson 1867-1944 American Illustrator
Young Female Artist at Work
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Arthur Rackham 1867-1939 English Illustrator
Arthur Rackham: The Mad Tea Party
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Maxfield Parrish 1870-1966 American Illustrator
Maxfield Parrish: Morning
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Charles Robinson 1870-1937 Illustrator
Summer
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Elizabeth Shippen Green 1871-1954 American Illustrator
Making a House
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Aubrey Beardsley 1872-1898 English Illustrator
Isolde
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J.C. Leyendecker 1874-1951 American Illustrator
Arrow Shirts
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Violet Oakley 1874-1961 American Muralist
 
Ivan Bilibin 1876-1942 Russian Illustrator
Vassilissa in The Forest
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Harrison Fisher 1877-1934 American Illustrator
Fashion Modes
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James Montgomery Flagg 1877-1960 American Illustrator
I Want You for the U.S. Army
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Frank E. Schoonover 1877-1972 American Illustrator
Hopalong Cassidy, Cowboy
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Millicent Sowerby 1878-1967 English Illustrator
Four Young Girls Sing as They Go Round the Mulberry Bush
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C. Coles Phillips 1880-1927 American Illustrator
Christmas Greetings
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Joseph Clement Coll 1881-1921 American Illustrator
 
Edmund Dulac 1882-1953 French Illustrator
Dulac: The Eastwind More Swiftly Flew
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N.C. Wyeth 1882-1945 American Illustrator
N.C. Wyeth: Treasure Island
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Edward Julius Detmold 1883-1957 English Illustrator
 
Kay Nielsen 1886-1957 Danish/American Illustrator
The Prince Looks Down on Sleeping Beauty
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