STUDY DAY LED BY ANNE ANDERSON: WILLIAM MORRIS AND THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT 1860-1914
Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:00
The Community Centre 113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY
Writer, painter, designer and political activist, Morris instigated a revolt against mass produced, poorly designed and badly made objects.
Writer, painter, designer and political activist, Morris instigated a revolt against mass produced, poorly designed and badly made objects, elevating everyday items to works of art. The quest for ‘social justice’, that the worker was valued as well as his work, led to a revival of the Guild system. Inspired by Morris, the succeeding generation promoted the Arts and Crafts revival.
Graduated in Art History and Archaeology from Leicester University in 1978 and worked as an archaeologist for 8 years, being elected to the Society of Antiquaries in 1997. 1993-2007 senior lecturer on the Fine Arts Valuation degree courses at Southampton Solent University, specialising in the Aesthetic Movement, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Modernism. She is currently Hon. Research Fellow at Exeter University; a Fletcher Jones Fellow of the Huntington Library, CA; a fellow of the Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum and Library; Cumming Ceramic Research Foundation Fellow (2007 and 2010) and consultant for Lord Frederic Leighton's Studio-House, Kensington. Her 2008 exhibition Ancient Landscapes, Pastoral Visions Samuel Palmer to the Ruralists attracted some 47,000 visitors. She has published books on Roman pottery, Art Deco teapots and Edward Burne-Jones. A lecturer for The Arts Society since 1993, Anne toured Australia in 2000, 2006, 2009 and has lectured on cruises. Her television credits include BBC's Flog It! Anne is also a tutor at the V&A on the Chardin to Cézanne year course.