Friday, September 23, 2011

Harry Rountree

If you google/picture Harry Rountree you will find a lot of treasures.
He is one of the best illustrators when it comes to anthropomorphic animals.
The way Rountree depicts rabbits, squirrels, foxes and other animals is very unique and appealing. You could take any one of his designs and animate them.
I have a whole bunch of his vintage books, and below you'll find a cross section of his wonderful art.
There are illustrations for the "Uncle Remus Stories", "Alice in Wonderland" and
"Aesop Fables" among others.
Harry Rountree was born in New Zealand in 1878. He moved to London in 1901,
where after early struggles he became a busy and popular illustrator.
He died in 1950.

I hope you'll enjoy (re)discovering this great artist.