Happy Birthday Arthur Rackham!! English book illustrator, born in 1867, Rackham was one of 12 children. He studied art at Lambeth School of Art. After working for Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator, he went on to illustrate books, first publishing in 1893 with To the other Side by Thomas Rhodes. His characters are lovely whimsical beings endearing to children of all ages. The Wind in the Willows is his most well known work today, published after his death, in 1940.