Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson

Through Sunday, May 21
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

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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 inspired by the innovations of the Pre-Raphaelite illustrators and 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, W. Heath Robinson is best remembered today for his humorous depictions of Rube Goldberg-like contraptions and gentle satires of contemporary life. Free with admission.

Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson features 65 illustrations, designs, and drawings created by 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. 

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 in. (44.5 × 31.5 cm). The William Heath Robinson Trust.

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Through Sunday, May 21 · add to calendar today 03/27/2017 09:00 AM 05/21/2017 05:00 PM 15 Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson https://www.delawarescene.com/event/18886/wonder-and-whimsy-the-illustrations-of-w-heath-robinson Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE, 19806 true MM/DD/YYYY

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