Skating in Illustration

Skating in Illustration

Ice-skating is one of the joys of winter. Or so I believe. (I live in Australia.) Below are some examples of ice-skating in art and illustration. I’ve included some pictures of roller-skating and skateboarding as well.

If David Hockney was a skater, it’d look a lot like Peter Phobia’s Balance and Kickflips at Digital Arts

Jacob Grimmer (1525 – 1590)
Winslow Homer ‘Winter – A Skating Scene’ in Harper’s Weekly Jan 25 1868
1923 Boys and Girls Of Book Land by Nora Archibald Smith Illustrated by Jesse Wilcox Smith Publisher David McKay Co
The Seven Wonderful Cats, a Rand McNally Giant Book 1956 illustrated by Elizabeth Webbe
The Seven Wonderful Cats, a Rand McNally Giant Book 1956 illustrated by Elizabeth Webbe
Jean Paul Lemieux Canadian, 1904–1990 Iceskaters on Montmorency, 1939
Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947) Les Patineurs (Skaters)
.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973) 1934 illustration for Letters From Father Christmas, a collection of letters written and illustrated by Tolkien between 1920 and 1943 for his children
.R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973) 1934 illustration for Letters From Father Christmas, a collection of letters written and illustrated by Tolkien between 1920 and 1943 for his children
The Wood Street Helpers back cover illustration by Lesley Smith (not by Shirley Hughes!)
Enid Blyton’s Poppy Story Book (1950) illustrated by Hilda Boswell
Robert J. Lee for 'This is a Town' by Polly Curren, 1957
Robert J. Lee for ‘This is a Town’ by Polly Curren, 1957
Liberty, January 22 1938 by Macaulay Conner
Boys’ Life, January 1914 Norman Rockwell
Marjorie Cooper illustration for Coronet Magazine
THE BUNNY TWINS a Rand McNally Tip-Top Elf Book
Health Magazine October 1935 Byron De Bolt Vol. 2 No. 10
The Open Road For Boys Magazine skating cover art by Henan Fay Jr
The Open Road For Boys Magazine skating cover art by Henan Fay Jr
Janvier a French postcard, part of a series showing the months. “P. F. B Serie 3213”
holiday on ice, 1946. A young woman skating provocatively.
1946
Meet Babar And His Family by Laurent de Brunhoff 1973 ice-skating
Meet Babar And His Family by Laurent de Brunhoff 1973
Erik Blegvad (1923-2014) from 'Oddity Land' by Edward Anthony,1957
Erik Blegvad (1923-2014) from ‘Oddity Land’ by Edward Anthony,1957
Brian Shields, Liverpool painter (1951-1997)  ice skating
Brian Shields, Liverpool painter (1951-1997) ice skating
Charles Schulz (1922-2000) ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ 1965
Charles Schulz (1922-2000) ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ 1965
The Magic Word 1953 by Oseeva Valentina Aleksandrovna illustrated by Pakhomov Alexey Fedorovich
The Magic Word 1953 by Oseeva Valentina Aleksandrovna illustrated by Pakhomov Alexey Fedorovich
Skating on the Serpentine
Skating on the Serpentine
HILDA VAN STOCKUM, A Day on Skates, The Story of a Dutch Picnic, 1934
David Delamare (1951-2016) modern mermaid illustration
David Delamare (1951-2016) modern mermaid illustration
Ice-skating in a Village, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1610
Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1608
Enjoying the Ice, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1615 - c. 1620
Enjoying the Ice, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1615 – c. 1620
Winter Landscape with a Woman and a Youth on a Small Bridge, Skaters and a Gallows in the Distance, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1620 - c. 1625
Winter Landscape with a Woman and a Youth on a Small Bridge, Skaters and a Gallows in the Distance, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1620 – c. 1625
Hand-colored lithograph; no artist or publisher listed. American, circa 1874, ice skating
Hand-colored lithograph; no artist or publisher listed. American, circa 1874
Les patineuses, by French painter Jean Béraud (1890)
Les patineuses, by French painter Jean Béraud (1890)
Konstantin Somov Winter. Skating Rink, 1915
Konstantin Somov Winter. Skating Rink, 1915
Charles Lees – Skaters, a Scene on Duddingston Loch
Harry Anderson ice skating rink
Harry Anderson ice skating rink
Kevin Safe ice skating
Kevin Safe
The Little Golden Funny Book, pictures by J.P.Miller, 1950
The Little Golden Funny Book, pictures by J.P.Miller, 1950
Mc Call's Magazine Illustration, January 1916 Cover ice skating
Mc Call’s Magazine Illustration, January 1916 Cover
Constantin Alajalov (1900-1987) 1932
Constantin Alajalov (1900-1987) 1932
A Day On Skates, The Story of a Dutch Picnic, Hilda Van Stockum, Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1934
A Day On Skates, The Story of a Dutch Picnic, Hilda Van Stockum, Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1934
It must be true - it was all in the papers by Denys Parsons, illustrated by Ronald Searle, Macdonald & Co, London 1952 skating
It must be true – it was all in the papers by Denys Parsons, illustrated by Ronald Searle, Macdonald & Co, London 1952

A “Billy Elliott on ice” story about following your heart no matter where it takes you. Illustrated by Pura Belpré Illustration Honor Award winner Sara Palacios.

Thornton Utz, cover illustration for the January 1941 issue of Child Life hockey
Thornton Utz, cover illustration for the January 1941 issue of Child Life hockey
Ice hockey in the yard painting by Genrikh Vereschchagin, USSR, 1980
Kiki Skates by Charlotte Steiner 1950 cover
Kiki Skates by Charlotte Steiner 1950 endpapers
Kiki Skates by Charlotte Steiner 1950
Kiki Skates by Charlotte Steiner 1950
Kiki Skates by Charlotte Steiner 1950
Lois Lenski skating
Lois Lenski
le-petit-garcon-qui-faisait-des-arabesques THE LITTLE BOY WHO MADE ARABESQUES
THE LITTLE BOY WHO MADE ARABESQUES
Made with stock photography and Deep Dream Generator.
Lemon girl young adult novella

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