Exquisite Bohemian Fairy Tale Illustrations by Artuš Scheiner

We can always count on our friends over at 50 Watts to introduce us to gorgeous vintage illustration from around the world, so it’s no surprise that it was there that we stumbled over the sublime fairy tale illustration work of Artuš Scheiner, a Bohemian artist working in Prague at the turn of the century. If you can believe it, Scheiner was a completely self-taught financial clerk, who began drawing as a hobby — if only our own hobbies turned out so well. Click through to see some of our favorites from Scheiner’s extensive body of work, and then head here to see many more.

Image credit: Artuš Scheiner for Under Command Of Magic by J. Š. Kubín (1920s)

Image credit: Artuš Scheiner for Under Command Of Magic by J. Š. Kubín (1920s)

Image credit: Artuš Scheiner for Under Command Of Magic by J. Š. Kubín (1920s)

Image credit: Artuš Scheiner for Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1924)

Image credit: Artuš Scheiner for Romance About The Faithful Friendship Of Amis And Amil, a novel by Julius Zeyer

Image credit: Artuš Scheiner for František Ruth’s Ancient Fairy-Tales (1920)

Image credit: Artuš Scheiner for Romance About The Faithful Friendship Of Amis And Amil, a novel by Julius Zeyer

Image credit: Artuš Scheiner for Vyšehrad by Julius Zeyer

Image credit: Artuš Scheiner for Romance About The Faithful Friendship Of Amis And Amil, a novel by Julius Zeyer

Image credit: Artuš Scheiner for Božená Němcová’s Disobedient Kids