First Arts & Crafts exhibition

photo of Walter CraneOn 1 Oct 1888, the First Arts and Crafts exhibition opened. The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society provided a venue for the public display of decorative arts in central London. Image: Photograph of Walter Crane, first president of the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society. Detail of photo by Frederick Hollyer, from the album Portraits of Many Persons of Note, 1886. This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.


Imogen Hart, “On the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society”

Morna O’Neill, “On Walter Crane and the Aims of Decorative Art”

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1 Oct 1888

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