Selwyn Image (1849- 1930) British Priest, Artist, Designer

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Selwyn Image (1849 – 1930) was a British priest, artist and designer. He was born in Bodiam, Sussex.

Education

He studied at Oxford University and drawing at Oxford under John Ruskin.

Biography

In 1873, Image was ordained a priest in the Church of England. From 1882, he was associated with A.H. Mackmurdo in forming the Century Guild and designed the first issue (1884) of the Guild’s publication, The Hobby Horse. In 1883, he resigned his orders and turned to art. He produced designs for embroidery and stained glass; was a follower of John Ruskin and admirer of William Morris; became a master of the Art-Workers’ Guild in 1900; 1910-16, was Slade Professor of Art, Oxford University.

Works

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing. https://amzn.to/3ElmSlL

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    Edward Bawden British painter, illustrator and graphic designer

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    Phlox collection of furniture from Okamura

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  • Gertrude Hermes (1902 – 1983) British Illustrator, Sculptor & Designer

    Gertrude Hermes (1902 – 1983) British Illustrator, Sculptor & Designer

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  • Sinclair Microcomputer – Design Object

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  • David Gentleman (b.1930) British graphic artist & designer

    David Gentleman (b.1930) British graphic artist & designer

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    OMK Design and Rodney Kinsman RDI

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  • Milner Gray (1899 – 1997) British Industrial & Graphic Designer

    Milner Gray (1899 – 1997) British Industrial & Graphic Designer

    Gray was a fellow student and friend of artist-designer Graham Sutherland at Goldsmiths College School of Art, London University, where he studied painting and design. He served in the Royal Engineers during WWI when he was involved in camouflage work like other famous artists and designers from both wars. Read More →

  • Edwin Luytens (1869 – 1944) British Architect and Designer

    Edwin Luytens (1869 – 1944) British Architect and Designer

    In 1887, he joined the firm George and Peto, where he met Herbert Baker, later becoming a colleague in New Delhi. Richard Norman Shaw and Philip Webb influenced him.Read More →

  • Charles Ashbee (1863 – 1942) British furniture & Jewellery Designer

    Charles Ashbee (1863 – 1942) British furniture  & Jewellery Designer

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  • Omar Ramsden (1873 – 1939) British Silver designer

    Omar Ramsden (1873 – 1939) British Silver designer

    He was a leading silverware designer and manufacturer in England. He lived on Fir Street in Walkley, Sheffield, Yorkshire but worked in London for most of his career.Read More →

  • Sebastian Bergne (b. 1966) – English / Italian industrial designer

    Sebastian Bergne (b. 1966) – English / Italian industrial designer

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  • What was the Society of Industrial Artists in Britain?

    What was the Society of Industrial Artists in Britain?

    The origins of the CSD lay in the creation in 1930 of the Society of Industrial Artists (SIA) in Britain, when the public debate was concerned with the nature and definition of both the designer and the design profession. Read More →

  • British Studio Ceramics a Short History

    British Studio Ceramics a Short History

    In Britain, the backlash against the highly ornamented machine-made ceramics that were fashionable in the late 1800s gathered steam. Art potteries were founded by a group of creative craftspeople who William Morris inspired.Read More →

  • Robo-Stacker early example of ‘Recycled Design’ Movement

    Robo-Stacker early example of ‘Recycled Design’ Movement

    Robo-Stacker early example of the ‘Recycled Design’ Movement. Whirlpool washing machine drums were used to create general-purpose storage.Read More →

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