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An Artist's Reminiscences

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  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075718


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About the Authors
  • Walter Crane (1845–1915) is best remembered today as the illustrator of whimsical stories for children, but in fact he worked in many styles and genres throughout his life. The son of a painter, he was apprenticed to a wood engraver at the age of thirteen, and his father died shortly afterwards. By the time his apprenticeship was completed, Crane was painting as well as engraving, and joined the circle of the Pre-Raphaelites, being especially influenced by the politics of William Morris and the aesthetics of the Arts and Crafts movement. This highly illustrated 1907 autobiography traces his life from his childhood in Torquay through the difficult period following his father's death to his success as an illustrator and decorative artist, describing work, politics and travel. Crane may have felt that he was not given recognition as a serious painter, but this engaging account of a happy life does not show it.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075718
    • length: 610 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 114 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of plates
    1. Of early life and associations, Torquay, 1845–57
    2. Removal to London, 1857, and early experiences there until 1859
    3. Apprenticeship to W. J. Linton, 1858–62
    4. Early work, 1862–70
    5. Marriage and visit to Italy, 1871–3
    6. Life in the 'bush', 1873–9
    7. Record of work - Italy revisited, 1880–4
    8. Art and socialism, 1885–90
    9. Bohemia - Italy - visit to America, 1890–2
    10. Kensington - Hungary - Italy, 1892–1903

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    Walter Crane

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