Alice through the Illustrators

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was the subject for the Halifax Art Society last Friday. Lynne Hickin gave an illustrated talk entitled ‘Alice through the Illustrators’ and we looked at many of the artists who have added their illustrations to the story.

Originally published in 1865, the story has never been out of print. John Tenniel was responsible for the original illustrations and many other artists have given their visions of Alice as soon as copyrights allowed it, including Salvador Dali, Ralph Steadman and Robert Ingpen.

As Lynne was using a microphone everybody of the large audience could follow easily. We all found our favourite among all the different copies Lynne had brought along.

On the 23rd we are going to learn from Lynne how to develop an illustration.

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