Essay on William Morris And William H. Bradley
2. The life of William Morris and what influenced his work and style
2.1. WILLIAM MORRIS 1834 - 1896
He was born in 1834 in Walthamstow, growing up in a wealthy middle-class home. As being the eldest out of nine children, he went to boarding school where he could only spend time at home during his holidays and this gave him the opportunity to appreciate and explore the beauty of nature through art and literature. After completing school, he studied theology at Oxford University where he met a friend, Edward Burne-Jones, and both of them decided to become part of the artistic community. Morris never completed his studies at Oxford and moved into an architecture profession where he met Phillip Webb, architect and designer, they joined the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and through the organization, achieved some of their first successes.
He married Jane Burden in 1859 and during that year he designed medieval style red brick house named the “Red…