Arthur Rackham (1867 –1939) was an English book illustrator, best known for his illustrations for children’s books.

He studied at the Lambeth School of Art and he worked as a reporter and illustrator. His first book illustrations were published in 1893 and since 1894 he was a book illustrator for the rest of his life.

At the beginning his illustrations were black-and-white and in 1905 became full-colour.

Rackham is considered one of the leading figures during the Golden Age of British book illustration (1890 – 1918).

His illustrations are characterized from its robust pen and ink drawings, the use of watercolour and the expression of the meaning of the story.

Rackham’s works were included in numerous exhibitions and he won a gold medal at the Milan International Exhibition in 1906 and another one at the Barcelona International Exposition in 1912.