Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age

Highlights from The William Morris Society’s collection

May 29, 2020 – September 13, 2020

“History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.” – William Morris

William Morris (1834 – 1896) was a revolutionary force in Victorian Britain: his work as an artist, designer, craftsman, writer and socialist dramatically changed the fashions and ideologies of the era. The attention to craft and making animate Morris’s patterns, poems, literature, politics and printing, together with a belief that the designer should have a working knowledge of a wide variety of mediums. He was constantly teaching himself different processes and experimenting with new techniques. Morris’s ideas about how we might live and work creatively remain relevant in our own age.

This, our first online exhibition, illustrates the diverse interests that William Morris passionately pursued in his lifetime. Click the image above to view the exhibition. We hope you enjoy it!