Warwick Goble, 1862-1943


April A-Z Blogging Theme: Picture This! Traditional Fairy Tale Illustrators.


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In 1896, yet another Brit hit the story illustration scene!

Warwick Goble had worked as a printer specializing in chromolithography. Resident illustrator at MacMillan from 1909-1912, he brought a delicate, fluid style with a light touch to his water color art. He produced Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales, and Folk Tales from Bengal, and later illustrated two collections of Indian tales for other publishers.

Look for Asian sensibilities even in his western fairy tale illustrations. From a misty background and strong linework, he draws the eye to a focal character using bold red, purple or gold tones.

Moon Maiden, Little Red Riding Hood, and “January helping May into a Tree.”

About mary grace ketner

My lawyer tells me I should not put the words "Fairy Tale Lobbyist" on my business cards but rather "Representative" and "National Fairy Tale Association." But I'm not, and there isn't one. Even so, I don't think I'm going it alone.

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