Edmund Dulac

Edmund Dulac (Edmond Dulac) | First Editions

1882 - 1953

Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac; October 22, 1882 – May 25, 1953) was a French-born, British naturalised magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. During World War I, Dulac produced relief books, as well as illustrating magazines. He is also known for designing banknotes during World War II, and postage stamps - most notably those that heralded the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.

Dulac was born in Toulouse, and studied law in his home town. However, he later turned to the study of art the 
École des Beaux-Arts. In the early twentieth century, Dulac moved to London because of the wider publishing opportunities. He received his first commission in 1905 to illustrate the novels of the Brontë Sisters, an event which coincided with the new genre of illustrated gift books, in which color plates, printed on special coated paper that accommodated the new printing process, were “tipped in”, or placed between pages rather than being bound into the spine.

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