JOHN DICKSON BATTEN (8 October 1860 – 5 August 1932), born in
* 1 Career * 2 Gallery * 3 References * 4 External links
As a student at the Slade School of Fine Arts under Alphonse Legros he exhibited until 1887 at the Grosvenor Gallery with Sir Edward Burne-Jones . He indulged in mythological and allegorical themes. Among Batten's paintings are The Garden of Adonis: Amoretta and Time, The Family, Mother and Child, Sleeping Beauty: The Princess Pricks Her Finger, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Atalanta and Melanion.
In the 1890s Batten illustrated a series of fairy tale collections edited by Joseph Jacobs , who was a member of the Folklore Society (and editor of its journal 1890–93): at least English Fairy Tales, Celtic Fairy Tales, Indian Fairy Tales, More English Fairy Tales, and More Celtic Fairy Tales from 1890 to 1895 and Europa's Fairy Book (1916). (The latter has also been issued as European Folk and Fairy Tales.) He also illustrated English versions of Tales from the Arabian Nights and Dante\'s Inferno .
Batten also wrote two books of poetry and a book on animal and human flight.
At the end of the 1890s he turned to the painting technique of egg tempera and played an important part in its revival with Birmingham artists such as Arthur Gaskin . He served as a Secretary to the Society of Painters in Tempera and published in 1922 an article on The Practice of Tempera Painting.
Connla and the Fairy Maiden (from Celtic Fairy Tales, by Joseph Jacobs) 1892 *
Biancaneve e i sette nani (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) 1897 *
Illustration by Batten for English Fairy Tales, 1892 : How to get into my book *
Design in front matter of More English Fairy Tales, 1894. *
Illustration for an Irish legend in Celtic Fairy Tales, 1892. *
Design in front matter of More Celtic Fairy Tales, 1895. *
Design in front matter of Indian Fairy Tales, 1892. *
Illustration of Europa's Fairy Book, 1916
* ^ " John D. Batten (1860–1932) British". SurLaLune Fairytales Illustration Gallery. SurLaLuneFairyTales.com. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
* ^ Verses, Cambridge: Devana Press, 1893. Poems, London: Chiswick Press, 1916. * ^ Batten, J.D. (1928) An Approach to Winged Flight , Brighton (England): Dolphin Press.
Alan Windsor. (1998) Handbook of Modern British Painting and Printmaking, 1900–1990. Ashgate Publishing, 2nd ed. ISBN 1-85928-427-2 ISBN 978-1859284278 .