Articles in the category artist

Ernest Gimson

(21 December 1864 – 12 August 1919) Ernest William Gimson was a furniture designer and architect. His brother Sydney Gimson was president of Leicester Secular Society and their father Josiah was the main force behind the building of Leicester’s Secular Hall. Ernest met William Morris at the Hall and later became one of the most influential designers in Morris’s […]

William Morris

(24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) William Morris was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist. Morris was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, where he developed an interest in art and the Middle Ages and became friends with artists such as Burne-Jones. He read a great deal of theology and ecclesiastical history. He was […]

John Baskerville

(28 January 1706 – 8 January 1775) John Baskerville was an avowed atheist and renown printer. Born at Sion Hill Farm, Wolverley, Worcestershire. He was employed as a footman and became a writing teacher and calligrapher. He taught himself japanning, the covering of metalware with layers of varnish usually decorated with pictures, and from 1740 made it a […]