Rackham, Arthur

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Rackham, Arthur (1867–1937) British illustrator and watercolourist, whose work was inspired by the goblins, fairies and weird beasts of Nordic folk tales. Among his best-known illustrations are the ones he created for Charles Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare (1899), Grimm's Fairy Tales (1900) and The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book (1933).