He began illustrating as a teenager and worked throughout his life on many diverse projects which included book illustration, caricature, portrait illustration, magazine illustration and commercial art. Dulac studied art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and won the Gran Prix in 1901 and 1903. After completing his studies there, he briefly studied at the Academie Julien in Paris before moving to London where he commenced his career. Dulac excelled in the area of deluxe editions that were designed to be sold as gift books and it was in this area that he had his greatest achievements. Among the tiltles that he illustrated: Bronte Sisters The Tempest (1908), The Rubayiat of Khayyam (1909), The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales (1910), Stories form Hans Anderson (1911), The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allen Poe (1912), Princess Badoura (1913), Sinbad the Sailor and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights (1914), Edmund Dulac’s Picture Book for the French Red Cross (1915), Edmund Dulac’s Fairy Book (1916), and finally The Tanglewood Tales (1918). The end of World War 1 marked the end of the Golden Age of Illustration and from this point on Dulac continued as an illustrator but had to diversify into other areas to be able to earn a living. His first love, however, continued to be book illustrations and although less frequent and less elaborate, he continued to produce beautiful ones until the end of his career.