The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey

Posted By yonghow on May 5th, 2017

The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey

Edwin Austin Abbey (1852 – 1911) was an American illustrator and painter. He was renowned for his paintings and drawings of Shakespearean and Victorian subjects, as well as Arthurian lore, which I’m a really big fan of. This is why I was quite surprised that I’ve never come cross his work or his name until recently; clearly my knowledge of American artists is severely lacking.

Here are some of his paintings I found online that I really fancy – I see likeness in his style of painting to some of my other favourite artists like J.W Waterhouse, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Gustav Klimt, John Everett Millais; pretty much most of the Pre-Raphaelite masters.

The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey
The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey

There’s an art book for him listed on Amazon; but it seems to be a very old publication and is out of print. I would love for the big art book publishers like Taschen or Phaidon to release an updated monograph for him; he certainly deserves it.

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2 Responses to “The Art Of Edwin Austin Abbey”

Martin

Jeez Louise this is fantastic! LOVE that 1st image.

yonghow

Martin – Really hoping for an art book. :]