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Walter Crane: Artist, Designer and Socialist

ISBN: 0853315531
Artist(s): Walter Crane
Author(s): Greg Smith & Sarah Hyde
Format: paperback
Year published: 1989
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Total Pages: 151
Illustrations: b&w with some colour

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When the artist-designer Walter Crane travelled abroad, often preceded by an exhibition of his own work, he was everywhere welcomed as a conquering hero. Feted by collectors in Germany and America, decorated by governments in Italy and Hungary, and universally acknowledged as a a crucial influence on the international Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements, Crane’s importance and popularity were enormous.

This book has been written by a team of scholars, under the editorship of Sarah Hyde and Greg Smith, to accompany a major loan exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Together, they permit a reassessment of the achievements of a figure who through his designs, illustrations and paintings, influenced a whole generation of artists and designers in Britain, America and the Continent.

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