Thursday, 23 January 2014

FAMOUS ARTIST BIRTHDAY, WILLIAM MORRIS - SNAKESHEAD - iPad and Painting Give-Away - Day 24 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

William Morris aged 53
BY SEA DEAN after William Morris
Famous Artists Birthdays 

To view my Gallery or purchase this painting please visit Daily Paintworks. Limited prints may be available by contacting me. As always, my small paintings are examples of my work which can be commissioned larger. I would be pleased and honoured to recreate any of Mr Morris's work for you in any size.

24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896
English Pre-Raphaelite Writer and Designer

William Morris was an outstanding Victorian designer, that created bold and brightly coloured designs with ornate patterns. He lived in an era of lavishly decorated and overdressed homes. Interiors were lit by candle, oil and gas lamp after dark, so bold design was important to show up in the gloom.

He died before the Impressionist movement took hold, so Morris was influenced by Victorian industrialization. He specialized in decorative textile and wallpaper designs which were based on repetition. His work was widely popular in his time, partly because he was one of the first artists to go into mass production. His designs are still in major production and loved by interior designers worldwide.

Cat # 14018 Snakeshead after William Morris