1867 – Born on September 19th in London, England. British artist best known for his illustrations for classic fiction and children’s literature.
1884 – Reared in London, Rackham enrolled in evening classes at the Lambeth School of Art and spent seven years studying there while also working full-time in an insurance office.
1892-1896 – While a staff artist for a newspaper, the Westminster Budget, he also began illustrating books. He became skillful using the new halftone process, and his drawings began to reveal a unique range of imagination.
1900 – Rackham achieved renown with the publication of a edition of the Grimm brothers’ Fairy Tales featuring his illustrations.
1905 – He illustrated a limited edition of Washington Irving’s "Rip Van Winkle", which made him known in America as well.
1908 – Rackham was made a full member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours.
1939 – Died on September 6th in Limpsfield, Surrey.