Happy Birthday Dear William Morris


The fabulous William Morris was born on this day 24th March 1834 -1896).  He will always be associated with the Pre Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement, and his Socialist values.  A famous quote of Morris was:-

” Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”

Well said Mr Morris, just wish I could practise it…

Morris’s career was long and varied, he did all sorts.  He is particularly known for his textiles though.  These prints are still going strong.

 william Morris Red House

 william morris willow bough wallpaper



Read all about Morris’ varied career here


Here is a list of links to post I have made so far concerning artist’s birthday.  I have tried to make it a rule that I actually LIKE the artists’ work!   Some artists I do like, I have not included so far, as their birthdays have clashed with something else I was writing about. Some birthdays I have only found out about when it was too late to include them , I mean to rectify this at a later date.




Leonardo da Vinci

Hart Benton


Van Gogh








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