William Morris notebook - Photo of the Day
|fruit and daisy by William Morris in one of his amazing notebooks|
"All artists love and honor William Morris" --- Frank Lloyd Wright
One of the most influential British designers, William Morris (1834-1896) was an English writer, artist, craftsman, and designer who is considered the father of the Arts and Crafts Movement. He blurred the line between art and craft and eschewed mass-produced items. His aim was to "bring art back into people's lives" and therefore sought out craftsmen from whom he could learn dying arts, such as weaving, stained glass, dyeing or printing. His philosophical approach of combining use with beauty, profit with pleasure and work with contemplation is still alive in the 21st century.