Tag Archives: #IllustrativeArt

Be happy with what you have and appreciate the smaller things in life

The Fisherman and the Goldfish by A. Pushkin is a classic children’s story translated from the Russian by L. Zelikov and illustrated by B. Dekhtertov. It was printed and republished in 1958 by the Union of the Soviet Republic as … Continue reading

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Timely advice from a Caterpillar?

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll  is celebrating its 150th anniversary of publication. The depictions shown here are from an edition which was illustrated by  A.H. Watson, aka Alice Helena Watson who was born … Continue reading

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Czech This Out: A real Troup-er in art

I love the art from the former Czech artists of the 1960s. Their modern concept remains so relevant today and does not look for one minute, dated or out of place. These images here are from a 1967 folk legends … Continue reading

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What really happened at Jalna stayed in Jalna

Mazo de la Roche  –  (pron. may’zo) was born on January 15, 1879, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. She was the successful author of the prolific Jalna series of novels; one of the most popular of the era. An only child, … Continue reading

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Ooh La La! What a Lou-Lou!

French fashion and advertising painter, “Raymond” aka Pierre-Laurent Brenot was born on 8th July 1913 and often referred to as the “Father of the French pin-up”. In 1928, he entered the Ecole Estienne (School of the Book), which he attended … Continue reading

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Let yourself go!

I will apologize in advance, if you find this illustration offensive, however, I do feel obligated to cover erotic art amongst my offerings and ask once more – “Is it art“? This particular piece is from a 1962 cover of … Continue reading

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Milly-Molly-Mandy Rides Again

Does anyone remember the “Milly-Molly-Mandy” book series by British writer/illustrator, Joyce Lancester-Brisley?  Starting out as a young writer, Joyce, at the age of 13, wrote her first fairy story and published it in a children’s paper.  After the family moved … Continue reading

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Oojah think you are?

“What’s all this Oojah?” Ever heard people refer to elephants as “Oojah’s?” or when someone is perplexed ask “What’s this Oojah?” then it might be a throw-back to the 1920s  comic strip character from the “Daily Sketch Newspaper” who later … Continue reading

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The Gown of Cobweb Lace

Australian “Fairy Artist“, Peg Maltby was born Agnes “aka Peg” Newberry Orchard on January 17, 1899.  She married George Bradley Maltby on September17, 1917 and the pair migrated to Australia from the UK in 1924. Whilst living in the Melbourne … Continue reading

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Ahoy there me matey! Where’s the pieces of eight?

Cecil Langley Doughty (born 7th November 1913), was a British comic illustrator, best known for his work “Knockout” and the educational weekly “Look and Learn”. Doughty was born in Withernsea, East Riding, Yorkshire and trained at the Battersea Polytechnic.  His earliest work was comic strips appearing … Continue reading

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None is so Grimm, when you’re Rackham’n in

Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was a wonderful  early English 20th Century illustrative artist who illustrated many fairy tales books. This reproduction from Hansel and Gretel comes from  the stories from the Brothers Grimm.   Other well … Continue reading

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Look What’s Hatched!

Have you noticed how all the latest crazes around town involve the latest term of “a pop-up”? The more common form of pop-ups involve food or entertainment. Regular townies can be exposed to or come across various pop-up food stalls, … Continue reading

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