Arthurian Art 

A picture is worth a thousand words. How often we have heard that phrase, repeating it but not grasping its true significance. The artists with oils and inks, charcoals and pastels, canvas and brush transcends the author with his word craft. In a single splash of creativity, he sears our mind with the ghost image of his own soul. Through the windows of our mind, he races down the synaptic tangles splashing color and form, a visual riot sending neurons arcing to embrace the gestalt of his vision. For a brief instant, we approach the mystic and see through his eyes, reading his mind as no psychic can. The visual wave crashes over us with a single glance and we are left drenched and soaking at the edge of his world.
   These pages will provide all those who peer within these borders, visions of the Arthurian world from the romance and pre-Raphaelite artists and illustrators of the 1800's and early 20th century. Enjoy!

Jim Donaldson Gordd Cymru

The Quest for the Grail: Arthurian Legend in British Art 1840-1920, C Poulson, Manchester Univ Press

The Legends of King Arthur in Art, Muriel Whitaker, Ds Brewer


Le Morte D'Arthur, Thomas, Sir Malory, John Matthews (Editor), Anna-Marie Ferguson (Illustrator), October 1, 2000, Sterling Publications; ISBN: 0304353671, Hardcover - 1056 pages unabridged edition
Legend: The Arthurian Tarot, Anna-Marie Ferguson, Anne Marie Garrison, 276 pages Book& cards edition, May 1995, Llewellyn Publications; ISBN: 1567182674

ARTHURIAN ILLUSTRATORS
ANDREW, JOHN
BEARDSLEY, AUBREY
BOWLEY, M.
BRUNDAGE, FRANCES
BUNCE, KATE ELIZABETH
CANNELL, W OTWAY
CHAPMAN, WILLIAM ERNEST
COLE, HERBERT
CRANE, WALTER
DIXON, ARTHUR A
DORE', GUSTAVE
FORD, H.J.
FORTESQUE-BRICKDALE, E.
FRAMPTON, EDWARD R.
GARRETT, EDMUND H
HARRISON, FLORENCE
HATHERELL, WILLIAM
KAPPES, ALFRED
KNAPP, AUGUSTUS
MACLISE, DANIEL
PAUL, EVELYN
POGÀNY, WILLY
PYLE, HOWARD
RACKHAM, ARTHUR
RHEAD, LOUIS
RUTLAND, FLORENCE M.
SCOTT, WILLIAM BELL
SLEIGH, BERNARD
SMITH, JOHN MOYR
SPEED, LANCELOT
STASSEN, FRANZ
WAUGH, FREDERICK JUDD
WYETH, N. C.

New Illustrators
FERGUSON, ANNA-MARIE
MOORE, SIMON
TAYLOR, FRANCOISE