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.

19 Mar 2015

PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 556, "Illustrated and Children's Books ". Lot Nos. 128-131 feature Rackham books. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

April 2015The Journal of the Arthur Rackham Society (JARS) No. 53
8 & 9 Apr 2015

Heritage Auctions will host their Rare Books Signature Auction #6117 at their New York location. Lot Nos. 45420 thru 45423 are Rackham-related books. Click HERE to see these items.

23 Apr 2015

Heritage Auctions will host their Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201517 at their New York location. Lot No. 94111 is a Rackham book. Click HERE to see this item.

30 Apr 2015

PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 559, "Art & Art Reference With Fine Books in All Fields". Lot Nos. 351-353 feature Rackham books. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

4 June 2015

Sotheby's will host their "The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part IV" sale (No. L15413) at their London location. Lot Nos. 130-134 are Rackham-related books, some with illustrations on the half-title page. Click HERE to view this auction.

10 June 2015

Swann Galleries will host their Sale No. 23587, "Art, Press & Illustrated Books," at their New York location. Lot Nos. 330-335 feature Rackham books; Lot 330 is a signed-limited Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen with a delightful original ink drawing opposite the signature page. Click HERE to visit the Swann site to view the auction catalogue.

9 July 2015

PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 564, "Fine Illustrated Books from the Stalker Collection (with additions)". Lot Nos. 276-328 feature Rackham-illustrated books plus an original Rackham letter. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

14 July 2015

Sotheby's will host their "English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations" sale (No. L15404) at their London location. Lot No. 254 is a Rackham book with an original ink drawing by Rackham. Click HERE to view this auction.

6 Aug 2015

PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 566, "Fine Illustrated Books in All Fields & The limited Editions Club". Lot Nos. 378-392 and 741-745 feature Rackham-illustrated 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: