Walter Crane (Liverpool, England, 15 August 1845 - Horsham, England, 14 March 1915 ) was an artist and illustrator, especially childre book illustrator.
He was also a decorator and part of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Tiles, textiles, textiles and other objects, typical for the movement, were also made by him.
Since 1874 he was clearly influenced by the Japanese art,prints of which were circulating more frequently in Europe thanks to the new developments of the printing industry and of photography.
His legacy, along with the English Art and Craft movement, was deep and contributed to the development of the "new art" (Art Nouveau) to come.
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A sign oh his home at 13 Holland Street, London W8, source
Tile design (at the... British Museum!), source
Illustration for Riding Hood, source