Essay on William Morris And William H. Bradley

1551 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
In this essay I will be looking at the two designers, William Morris and William H. Bradley. They have each had a huge impact in their respective artistic fields during the 1800 and 1900’s. I am investigating their respective inspiration, philosophy as well as how these inspiration reflected in their work. How will these two designers have an impact on how I perceive artwork that is expressed in my photography? I am giving a short history on both William Morris and William H Bradley to emphasis the highlights in their lives.

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…

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