Charles Ricketts

(1866—1931) artist and art collector

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English aesthete, illustrator, designer, and painter, whose many literary friends included Wilde (whose works he illustrated), G. B. Shaw, and Yeats. He wrote a memoir, Recollections of Oscar Wilde (1932). With Charles Shannon, Ricketts edited the Dial (1889–97), a lavishly illustrated literary magazine deeply influenced by the then little‐known works of French and Belgian symbolists. His Vale Press, founded in 1896, was one of the most important of the private presses.

Subjects: Art — Literature.

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