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Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson

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Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson

Delaware Art Museum

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April 30, 2017
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March 4, 2017 - May 21, 2017

While little known today, during his lifetime W. Heath Robinson (1872 -1944) was ranked with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac as one of England’s foremost illustrators. Beginning in the 1890s Robinson developed a linear style that looks back to the innovations of the Pre-Raphaelite illustrators and forward to the art nouveau creations of Aubrey Beardsley and others. He illustrated a broad range of texts, including William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, in addition to children’s books he wrote himself. He is best remembered today for his humorous depictions of Rube Goldberg-like contraptions and gentle satires of contemporary life.

Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson features over 65 illustrations, designs, and drawings created by W. Heath Robinson from the collection of the William Heath Robinson Trust (UK). This exhibition is made possible in Delaware by the Emily du Pont Memorial Exhibition Fund. Additional support was provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Image: The Fairy’s Birthday, 1925, published in Holly Leaves, December, 1925. W. Heath Robinson (1872–1944). Pen, ink, and watercolor,17 1/2 × 12 3/8 inches. The William Heath Robinson Trust.

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