The Art of Leo Bates



Leo Bates was an English artist and book illustrator associated with the Golden Age of Illustration.


His first major suite of illustrations was published in Where the Rainbow Ends (1920) - a literary adaptation of the popular

play for children written by Clifford Mills and John Ramsey. A further major suite of images was published four years later

in Songs for Youth (1924) - a collection of verse from Rudyard Kipling.


Bates experienced few other major commissions for book illustrations in the remainder of his career, but did contribute

artwork for book covers and various frontispieces.



Where the Rainbow Ends

11 images

Songs for Youth

8 images