EDMUND DULAC 1882 – 1953
Dulac was born in Toulouse, France. His artistic ability showed itself early on and drawings exist from his early teens. He won the 1901 and 1903 Grand Prix for his paintings submitted to annual competitions whilst at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. A scholarship took him to Paris and the Academie Julien where he stayed for three weeks. That same year (1904) he left for London and the start of a meteoric career.
A chance happening across Dulac’s Picture Book for the French Red Cross (1915) led to the following discoveries:
BLUEBEARD HN75 issued in 1917. E W Light.
ONE OF THE FORTY HN417 issued in 1920. Harry Tittensor.
Also inspired by Dulac illustrations but not shown here is PRINCESS BADOURA HN2081 issued in 1952 again by Harry Tittensor.