THE FANTASTIC VISIONS OF HEATH ROBINSON
Turn-of-the-century illustrator known for absurd contraptions and quirky scenes
W. Heath Robinson (1872-1944) was a well-known British illustrator whose life and work straddled the Pre-Raphaelite movement and the golden age of early 20th-century Illustration. Although Robinson ranked with the likes of Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, and Aubrey Beardsley, his humorous, quirky, and gently satiric work is largely unknown outside the United Kingdom today. The Delaware Art Museum seeks to introduce this important turn-of-the-century illustrator to an American audience with the artist’s first retrospective exhibition: Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson, on view March 4 – May 21, 2017.