English Pre-Raphaelite Writer and Designer, 1834-1896
English designer, writer and activist. His importance as both a designer and propagandist for the arts cannot easily be overestimated, and his influence has continued to be felt throughout the 20th century. He was a committed Socialist whose aim was that, as in the Middle Ages, art should be for the people and by the people, a view expressed in several of his writings. After abandoning his training as an architect, he studied painting among members of the Pre-Raphaelites.
ID: 28271 Queen Guenevere 1858
Oil on canvas 71.3 x 50.7 cm
(28 1/8 x 20 in)
Tate Gallery London (mk63)