Artistic Influencers

  • Artistic Influencers: William Morris

    How much we retain of William Morris in our ethos and attitudes towards art is reflected in the cultural imagination. When most of us think of William Morris, we think of his wallpaper designs reimagined in furniture stores. But Morris was much more than just a textile designer of bespoke wallpapers, he was an incredibly multifaceted artist, poet and political campaigner. His artistic skills were vast: stained glass, ceramics, weaving, painting, decorating, calligraphy, typesetting, book binding, printing and furniture making were all within his repertoire.