Edmund Dulac was born in France in 1882. Initially he studied law, but transitioned into art. He subsequently moved to England, eventually becoming a British citizen.
He is considered one of the masters of the Golden Age of illustration. He was sought-after by book and magazine publishers. He illustrated a great many “gift books.”
His subject matter included fairy tales, the Arabian Nights, Shakespeare and the works of the Brontë sisters. I’m sure you can see similarities between his work and that of other contemporaries of the Golden Age.
Dulac even created currency designs and postage stamps.
We can enjoy his delicate lines, his careful color combinations and his mastery of suggestion. Even his most prosaic depictions carry an air of something more, something beyond the visual. His work is certainly inspirational.
He was still working when he died of a heart attack in 1953, at age 70.
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Very beautiful. Thank you for the introduction.