Maurice Greiffenhagen RA (London 15 December 1862 – 26 December 1931) was a British painter and Royal Academician. He illustrated books and designed posters as well as painting idyllic landscapes.
His friendship with H Rider Haggard led to him illustrating the author's popular adventure books, starting with an edition of She: A History of Adventure in 1889 - though Greiffenhagen apparently "disliked doing black-and-white work".
As for Greiffenhagen's 'Idyll', it moves me almost as if I were in love myself. Under its intoxication, I have flirted madly this Christmas.
In 1910, Greiffenhagen illustrated a book of poems by Charles F. Parsons entitled Some Thoughts at Eventide.
Greiffenhagen also created distinctive commercial posters, including a colourful 1894 advertisement for Pall Mall Budget magazine which "created a distinct sensation among the younger men" according to one contemporary periodical. In 1924, he created 'The Gateway of the North', one of the most popular travel posters in a series commissioned by London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
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- Tate Collection biography, Tate Online, retrieved 27 Oct 2011
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- E Burke, The Annual register of world events: a review, Volume 173. 1932. Longmans, Green. p139
- G.T., A. (1894). Maurice Greiffenhagen, The Art Journal, Volume 56. London: The Art Union. pp. 225–229.
- Works by Maurice Greiffenhagen at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Maurice Greiffenhagen at Internet Archive