The Arts & Crafts Movement

The Arts & Crafts Movement

Created as a reaction against the Industrial Revolution and the excesses of the Great Exhibition, the Arts and Crafts movement became the impulse linking one turbulent century to another, even more radical, future. Absorbing elements of the Romantic Movement, the Gothic Revival, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the Aesthetic Movement, Arts and Crafts style became the method by which the ideas of William Morris and his great contemporaries were carried to Europe, the Americas and the world. A quiet, but total, revolution.

A graduate of Liverpool College of Art, Adrian Sumner has worked as an Illustrator, Arts Development Officer and Lecturer in various academic and public institutions including NADFAS. Latterly he was Arts Development Officer for Cheshire West and Chester Council, with a particular interest in Visual Arts. Currently he divides his time between organising study weekends in Britain, cruise ship lectures, painting and exhibiting, and delivering study days and single lectures in Britain and abroad.

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