The Beauty of Life: William Morris and the Art of Design

1/21/2005–3/13/2005
Main Gallery; Print, Drawing, and Photography Study Center

The Beauty of LifeThe prolific and influential career of William Morris, considered the father of the Arts and Crafts movement, was examined in an exhibition that brought a new dimension of understanding to his working methods and designs. Organized by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, The Beauty of Life presented drawings from Morris & Co. that served as preparations for domestic decoration, ecclesiastical design, and fine art publishing, as well as a selection of rare books from Morris’s Kelmscott Press.