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.

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April 2014The Journal of the Arthur Rackham Society (JARS) No. 51
10 April 2014

PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 530, "Beats, Counterculture & The Avant Garde, The Richard Synchef Collection, Part III - Literature & Illustrated". Lot Nos. 609-617 feature Rackham books, including some signed, limited editions. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

2 May 2014

James Hamilton has notified the Society regarding an auction of Rackham and Starkie items at auction by Jacobs & Hunt, Petersfield, UK. Lot numbers 61-66 feature items by Arthur Rackham and Edyth (Starkie) Rackham. Click HERE for additional auction information

7 May 2014

Swann Galleries will host their Sale No. 2349, "Art, Press & Illustrated Books: The Edward Gorey Collection of Samuel Speigel," at their New York location. Lot Nos. 147-155A feature Rackham books; Lot 153 is a signed-limited Rip Van Winkle with a delightful original ink drawing featuring Rip as a little leafy tree figure. Click HERE to visit the Swann site to view the auction catalogue.

22 May 2014

PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 533, "Fine Books from the Library of Dr. Elmer Belt". Lot No. 385 is a Rackham signed, limited edition book. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

31 May 2014

Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers will host their Sale No. 2730B (Fine Books & Manuscripts) at their Boston location. Lots 231 and 262 feature Rackham books. Click HERE to visit the Skinner site to view auction items.

5 June 2014

PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 533, "Fine & Rare Books, Asian & Graphic Arts, Japanese Maps". Lot Nos. 208-9 feature Rackham books. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

5 June 2014

Leland Little Auctions will auction an original Arthur Rackham watercolor on Saturday, 14 June at their North Carolina location. The Rackham watercolor is a post-publication colored version of "One of the paths that have made themselves" from the 1912 edition of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens; the black and white print appeared opposite page 13 in the book. Please go HERE for more information on this auction; the subject item is Lot No. 551.

15 July 2014

Sotheby's will host their "English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations" sale (No. L14404) at their London location. Lot Nos. 666 through 669 include Rackham original art and Rackham-illustrated books. Click HERE to view this auction.

17 July 2014

PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 537, "Roycroft Press, Fine Bindings, Illustrated & Children's Books". Lot Nos. 269-279 feature Rackham books. Click HERE to visit 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: