In relation to The Walters Art Museum's current installation From Mucha to Morris: Books of the Art Nouveau (on view through April 19, 2020), this volume of Thames & Hudson's The Illustrators series showcases an exploration of the life and work of Walter Crane. One of the most influential children's book creators of his generation and a pioneering British socialist artist of the latter part of the 19th Century, this book is sure to please with over 80 illustrations!
Distinguished biographer Jenny Uglow expertly narrates a fascinating study of how Crane’s art and politics developed from his childhood love of Pre-Raphaelite painting and the influence of the ideas of William Morris and other progressive thinkers of the time. This book is a brilliant record of an artist who blended styles and influences like no one before him.
7 x 10 inches