Arthur Rackham

News and Events

Arthur Rackham

Our News & Events page includes Society news and information on events world-wide related to the Art of Arthur Rackham.

Please use our Contact Page to inform the Society of upcoming events of likely interest to Society members and others with an interest in Arthur Rackham and his art.

4 May 2017

PBA Galleries will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 614, "Art & Illustration: Children's Literature – Fine Books, Gary Dollar Oz Collection Part II". Lot Nos. 129-138 are Rackham books. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

28 March 2017

Sotheby's will host their "Two Great Scottish Collections Property From the Forbeses of Pitsligo and the Marquesses of Lothian" sale (No. L17317) at their London location. Lot No. 169 consists of four deluxe Rackham editions. Click HERE to view this auction.

9 March 2017

PBA Galleries will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 609, "The Gary Dollar Collection of the Wizard of Oz, with Children's Books, Art & Illustration, Find Bindings & Sets". Lot Nos. 298-310 are Rackham books. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

8 March 2017

Heritage Auctions will host their Rare Books Signature Auction #6174 at their New York location. Lot Nos. 45210-45212 and 45613-45616 are Rackham books. Click HERE to see the listing for this auction.

13 Dec 2016

Sotheby's will host their "English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations" sale (No. L16408) at their London location. Lot Nos. 314-317 are original Rackham art; Lot No. 318 is Rackham's Peter Pan Portfolio. Click HERE to view this auction.

1 Dec 2016

Swann Galleries will host their Sale No. 2433, "Art, Press & Illustrated Books," at their New York location. Lot Nos. 82-94 feature Rackham books. Click HERE to visit the Swann site to view the auction catalogue.

1 Dec 2016

PBA Galleries will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 602, "Sale 602: Fine Books with Children's Literature, Art & Illustration". Lot Nos. 331-342 are Rackham books. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

12 Oct 2016

Heritage Auctions will host their Illustration Art Signature Auction #5269 at their Dallas location. Lot No. 71154 is an original illustration by Arthur Rackham for Little Brother and Little Sister. Click HERE to see the listing for this auction.

October 2016The Journal of the Arthur Rackham Society (JARS) No. 56
27 Sept 2016

Christie's will host the following auction at their London, King Street location: Sale No. 13731, "Brian Sewell – Critic & Collector". Lot No. 107 features an original Rackham watercolor, "The Mock Turtle". Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

8 Sept 2016

PBA Galleries will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 595, "Sale 585: Rare Books & Manuscripts with the Stephen F. Rohde Collection of Early Americana". Lot Nos. 181-189 are Rackham books. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

11 Aug 2016

PBA Galleris will host the following auction at their San Francisco location: Sale No. 592, "Fine Books Children's Literature & Illustrated Books - Counterculture Memorabilia". Lot Nos. 94-98 are Rackham books. Click HERE to visit the auction catalogue.

Of Special Interest

New Animated Film Adaptation of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Oct 2012 -- Serpentine Films is working on a new animated film adaptation of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens based on the original illustrations by Rackham.  Please go HERE to view the main trailer for this work.  See JARS #48 for additional information on this production.  We will post updates here and in the Journal.

April 2013 -- Steve Arnott has informed us his crew is now working with an experienced film producer, Mike Foley, based in London.  Please go HERE to view a new film segment that shows the King walking in Kensington Gardens.

September 2013 -- According to Steve Arnott, the Peter Pan movie is making good progress. Steve indicates he did some film work in Norway last month, where they are keen on the project; part of the film may be produced there. Please go HERE to view some recent clips that have been produced; the music is also original to the project.

October 2013: -- Steve Arnott sent the following update: "Here is the latest version of the trailer for the movie of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. It's looking even better." Please go HERE to view.


A Conversation with George T. McWhorter
April 2013 -- The Society recently learned that one of our esteemed members, George T. McWhorter, was recorded in a clip titled "A Conversation with George T. McWhorter" that is now available on the web. According to George, the interview was conducted "in Chicago at the 2010 Dum-Dum when I was given a medal for my work as curator of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Memorial Collection at the University of Louisville, and as editor of the Burroughs Bulletin for 20 years". Additionally, Mr. McWhorter was the major contributor to The Arthur Rackham Memorial Collection housed in the Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville.

To view "A Conversation with George T. McWhorter", please go HERE.

The Art of Magic Making by Charles Vess
April 2013 -- Celebrated artist member Charles Vess has a YouTube posting that features "The Art of Magic Making", a presentation by Charles Vess. The lecture and slide presentation was made at Virginia Commonwealth University earlier this month. The 1 hr 13 min. video time-line is as follows:

0:00 -- Introduction
4:30 -- Charles' professional career and honors
8:00 -- Beginning of Charles' presentation
40:00 -- Step-by-step making of The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

You can view Charles' YouTube posting by going HERE.


Dealer-Member Videos
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) has conducted interviews with a number of booksellers, some of whom are members of The Arthur Rackham Society. Following are some we have identified: