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Walter Crane

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.

Portrait Photograph of Walter Crane
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Tile design (at the... British Museum!), source

 

 

Tile Design of Heron and Fish, by Walter Crane
Tile Design of Heron and Fish, by W.C.
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Little Crocus Reaches Up to Catch a Sunbeam in His Cup, Written and Drawn by Walter Crane
Little Crocus Reaches Up to Catch a Sunbeam in His Cup, Written and Drawn by W. C.
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Daffodil His Trumpet Blows/and After Spring a Hunting Goes, Written and Drawn by Walter Crane
Daffodil His Trumpet Blows/and After Spring a Hunting Goes, Written and Drawn by W.C.
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Anemones Rode Out Gale/Frail Wind Flowers Fluttered Red and Pale, Written and Drawn by Walter Crane
Anemones Rode Out Gale/Frail Wind Flowers Fluttered Red and Pale, Written and Drawn by W. C.
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Violet and the Primrose Dame/with Modest Mien but Hearts Aflame, Written and Drawn by Walter Crane
Violet and the Primrose Dame/with Modest Mien but Hearts Aflame, Written and Drawn by W.C.
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walter crane riding hood
Illustration for Riding Hood, source

 

 

 

 


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