Arthur Rackham

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Arthur Rackham

Our News & Events page includes Society news and information on events world-wide related to the Art of Arthur Rackham.

Please use our Contact Page to inform the Society of upcoming events of likely interest to Society members and others with an interest in Arthur Rackham and his art.

12 July 2016

Sotheby's will host their "English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations" sale (No. L16404) at their London location. Lot Nos. 253-255 are Rackham-illustrated books and original art. Click HERE to view this auction.

2 June 2016

PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 587, "Sale 585: Rare Books & Manuscripts". Lot Nos. 243-246 are Rackham books, two of which are limited-signed editions. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

18 May 2016

Christie's will host the following auction at their London, South Kensington location: Sale No. 12036, "Christie's Interiors". Lot No. 460 features an original Rackham watercolor, "Tattercoats and the Gooseherd". Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

6 May 2016PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 585, "Sale 585: Rare Natural History & Color Plate Books - Art & Illustration". Lot No. 202 features a lovely signed-limited copy of Rackham's Rip Van Winkle. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.
26 April 2016Heritage Auctions will host their Illustration Art Signature Auction #5245 at their Dallas location. Lot No. 71155 is a Christmas greeting card for Arthur Rackham's brother and his wife that features Rackham art. Click HERE to see the listing for this auction.
6 April 2016

Heritage Auctions will host their Rare Books and Signature Auction #6155 at their New York location. Lot Nos. 45259, 45294, 45295, and 45828 are books with Rackham illustrations. Click HERE to see the listing for this auction.

April 2016The Journal of the Arthur Rackham Society (JARS) No. 55
24 Mar 2016

PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 582, "Fine Books in All Fields with Illustrated and Children's Books". Lot Nos. 332-349 feature Rackham-illustratedd books. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

2 March 2016

Bonhams will host the following auction at their London location: Sale No. 23166, "19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art". Lot Nos. 101-2 are original Rackham illustrations from Rip Van Winkle. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

14 Feb 2016

Bonhams will host the following auction at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel in Pasadena, California: Sale No. 23255, "Find Books and Manuscripts". Lot No. 55 features a Rackham book. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

28 Jan 2016

Swann Galleries will host their Sale No. 2403, "Illustration Art," at their New York location. Lot Nos. 110-112 feature original Rackham art. Click HERE to visit the Swann site to view the auction catalogue.

Of Special Interest

New Animated Film Adaptation of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Oct 2012 -- Serpentine Films is working on a new animated film adaptation of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens based on the original illustrations by Rackham.  Please go HERE to view the main trailer for this work.  See JARS #48 for additional information on this production.  We will post updates here and in the Journal.

April 2013 -- Steve Arnott has informed us his crew is now working with an experienced film producer, Mike Foley, based in London.  Please go HERE to view a new film segment that shows the King walking in Kensington Gardens.

September 2013 -- According to Steve Arnott, the Peter Pan movie is making good progress. Steve indicates he did some film work in Norway last month, where they are keen on the project; part of the film may be produced there. Please go HERE to view some recent clips that have been produced; the music is also original to the project.

October 2013: -- Steve Arnott sent the following update: "Here is the latest version of the trailer for the movie of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. It's looking even better." Please go HERE to view.


A Conversation with George T. McWhorter
April 2013 -- The Society recently learned that one of our esteemed members, George T. McWhorter, was recorded in a clip titled "A Conversation with George T. McWhorter" that is now available on the web. According to George, the interview was conducted "in Chicago at the 2010 Dum-Dum when I was given a medal for my work as curator of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Memorial Collection at the University of Louisville, and as editor of the Burroughs Bulletin for 20 years". Additionally, Mr. McWhorter was the major contributor to The Arthur Rackham Memorial Collection housed in the Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville.

To view "A Conversation with George T. McWhorter", please go HERE.

The Art of Magic Making by Charles Vess
April 2013 -- Celebrated artist member Charles Vess has a YouTube posting that features "The Art of Magic Making", a presentation by Charles Vess. The lecture and slide presentation was made at Virginia Commonwealth University earlier this month. The 1 hr 13 min. video time-line is as follows:

0:00 -- Introduction
4:30 -- Charles' professional career and honors
8:00 -- Beginning of Charles' presentation
40:00 -- Step-by-step making of The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

You can view Charles' YouTube posting by going HERE.


Dealer-Member Videos
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) has conducted interviews with a number of booksellers, some of whom are members of The Arthur Rackham Society. Following are some we have identified: