The pre-eminent illustrator of the Edwardian Age, whose imaginative work graces such children's classics as Alice in Wonderland, Grimm's Fairytales, and many others, he was born on September 19, 1867, in London, England, as one of twelve children. A student at the City of London School, Arthur became known for his artistic gift, winning many prizes for his artwork. While he began working as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office at age 18, he continued his art studies at the Lambeth School of Art in his spare time, and submitted some illustrations to publications like Scraps and Chums.
In 1892, Rackham left his safe position as a clerk to explore a career in illustration, and worked as a re
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