William Morris

William Morris

Born: March 24, 1834

Died: October 3, 1896

Nationality: English

Occupation: Designer, artist, writer, socialist

Biography: William Morris was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and libertarian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. He founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti which profoundly influenced the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century.

Source/Notes: As quoted in: Forbes, Volume 116, Forbes Incorporated, 1975, p. 88
Source/Notes: "The Beauty of Life," a lecture before the Birmingham Society of Arts and School of Design (19 February 1880)
Source/Notes: The Art of the People, 1879. As quoted in: "William Morris on Art and Socialism", Courier Dover Publications, 1999, p. 22 - ISBN: 9780486409047

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Source/Notes: The Letters of William Morris to His Family and Friends, Longmans, Green and Company, 1950, p. 177
Source/Notes: The life and death of Jason: A poem, William Morris, Roberts brothers, 1871, p. 360

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Source/Notes: Morris: News from Nowhere (1995 edition), Cambridge University Press - ISBN: 9780521422338