- The Art and Drawings and Drawings of Walter Crane

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  • March 5, 2023 -- Added a new article Walter Crane: A Pioneer of Children's Book Illustration. Added ads for Redbubble store. Tweaked the front page.
  • February 26, 2023 -- Added articles about The Influence of Japanese Art on Walter Crane's Style and Technique and Walter Crane's Illustrations and Their Impact on the Golden Age of Children's Literature<
  • May 21, 2021 -- Created a new xml map and submitted it to Google
  • December 1, 2021 -- Added a new section devoted to a beautiful coloring book illustrated by Walter Crane.
  • October 31, 2021 -- Expanded the gallery of Kate Greenaway Illustrations.
  • May 21, 2021 -- Created a new xml map and submitted it to Google
  • March 26, 2021 -- Improved the listing for Kate Greenaway and added illustrations. [Nex: added sub pages showcasing individual pieces by Greenaway and the other featured illustrators.]
  • March 26, 2021 -- Added a small gallery of Caldecott illustrations and expanded his information page.
  • May 5, 2020 -- Added a contact form.
  • May 3, 2020 -- It's been a while! Made some improvements to the biographies of Kate Greenaway and Edmund Evans. Added a section on Crane's socialist political art work.
  • November 18, 2017 -- added a short biography of the French artist Eugene Grasset, who is often compared to Crane.
  • February 25, 2017 -- added illustrations from Goody Two Shoes. Fixed a problem with the Illustrations main page. Added images to Kate Greenway bio. Improved linkage on front page.
  • October 8, 2016 -- Submitted pages and sitemap to Google Index. Set preferred site format as WWW. and targeted USA audience through Google Webmastertools.
  • October 1, 2016 -- Added an article on Victorian artist Helen Allingham. William James Linton and Edmund Evans
  • December 12, 2015 -- Added data high lighting with google webmaster
  • November 7, 2015 -- fixed some CSS rendering issues and broken links
  • November 6, 2015 -- updated sitemaps and submitted them to Google
  • October 21, 2015 -- added biographies of Walter Crane, Thomas Crane, Lucy Crane, Thomas Crane, Jr, Caldecott, and Kate Greenaway.
  • October 20, 2015 -- Completed conversion of site to responsive template - rearranged the ad units a bit.
  • October 19, 2015 -- Began process of converting site to a new mobile friendly format
  • December 8, 2014 -- Optimized some images on the front page using

  • November 8, 2014 -- Added an article about William Morris.

  • November 1, 2014 -- Added a gallery of drawings from the book titled Queen Summer about the heroic deeds of beautiful flowers. Also changed the front page to provide direct deep links to the inner galleries.

  • March 16, 2014 -- Added a new section of illustrations from Beauty and the Beast. Registered the site with Google Webmaster tools. Made new site maps including an image site map.

  • March 1, 2014 -- Added a lengthy section on decorative art, taken from the Century Cyclopedia

  • February 23, 2014 -- Added a customized 404 Error Page.

  • February 21, 2014 -- Added new gallery of illustrations from Sing a Song of Six Pence. Standardized image sizes on the illustration section. Fixed some broken links. Built a visual navigation menu.

  • February 14, 2014 -- Added images to the front pages and video to Frog Prince.

  • February 13, 2014 -- Created content for the front page.

  • February 9, 2014 -- Added a gallery of illustrations from the Frog Prince

  • February 7, 2014 -- Revamped the Princess Belle Etoile section and also the front page of the Illustrations. Added a gallery of illustrations from the Baby's Own Aesop.

  • February 1, 2014 -- Built front page for the Illustrations section as well as a content gallery for the Princess Belle Etoile.

  • January 31, 2014 -- Developed the new site design. Created About and Privacy Pages.

  • January 29, 2014 -- Harvested images from old books in order to build the content for the site.

  • April 2, 2013 -- tweaked the site title and some other minor things. Converted site to use server side includes

  • March 20, 2013 -- set up basic place holder site and configured the server.

  • March 19, 2013 -- Purchased the Domain Name.


Walter Crane Biography

Walter Crane

Princess Belle-Etoile

Princess Belle-Etoile

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Floral Fantasy

Floral Fantasy

Critical Essays

Critical Essays

A Stranger
A Stanger, by Walter Crane
Vintage Photos

The Art of Kate Kreenaway The Children's Illustrationsof Kate Greenaway