Crane, Walter, 1845-1915

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1845-08-15
Death 1915-03-14
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: of Add MS 32980

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x00002f

Patrol officer in New Guinea.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1914-1915. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225821491

English artist.

From the description of ALS : London, to Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson, 1898 June 19. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380655

Walter Crane was born in 1845 in Liverpool, England and died in London in 1915. He was among the most important and influential illustrators of children's books in 19th-century England. Biographical source: Something About the Author, Volume 100, p. 67-73.

From the description of Walter Crane Papers 1874, 1981, undated. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 428024624

English designer, illustrator, and painter.

From the description of Drawing, ca. 1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367389651

Epithet: of county Northamptonshire

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000680.0x000368

Crane was an English decorative artist and book illustrator.

From the description of Drawings, 1861-1912. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 664110721

Crane was an English illustrator, painter, and designer primarily known for his imaginative illustrations of childrendes books. He was also a political cartoonist and director of several English art schools.

From the description of Drawings and compositions, 1868-1874. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79715404

Walter Crane was an English artist and illustrator of children's books. A friend of William Morris, he designed mosaics and wallpapers. He was the first president of the Arts and Crafts Society.

From the description of Walter Crane letters, 1889-1899. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60789221

English painter and illustrator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bosham, Nr. Chichester, Sussex, to [Sydney] Cockerell, 1893 Aug. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870589

From the description of William Morris : autograph manuscript signed, 1896 Oct.-1897 Feb. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875111

British painter, illustrater, and designer.

From the description of Letters, 1871-1914. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84845776

Crane was an English illustrator, painter, and designer primarily known for his imaginative illustrations of children's books. He was also a political cartoonist and director of several English art schools.

From the description of Miscellaneous drawings, 1894-1897. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80053058

From the description of Miscellaneous letters, 1882-1914. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 81866218

From the guide to the Miscellaneous drawings, 1894-1897., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Walter Crane miscellaneous letters, 1882-1914., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Walter Crane (August 15, 1845-March 14, 1915), son of Thomas Crane (1808-1859), a portrait painter, was an English artist and book illustrator. Considered one of the strongest contributors to the child's nursery motif in the genre of 19th century English children's illustrated literature, his work featured child-in-the-garden motifs.

From the description of Sonnets: August - October 1870, 1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702176999

Crane was a British artist and illustrator. Little (1856-1940) was a novelist, historian and art critic.

From the description of Letters to James Stanley Little, 1886-1914. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612785449

From the guide to the Letters to James Stanley Little, 1886-1914., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Walter Crane (1845-1915) was an English artist and illustrator associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. He was particularly known for his children's book illustrations.

From the guide to the Walter Crane Correspondence, 1894-1899, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Walter Crane was born in Liverpool on 15 Aug 1845, second son of the portrait painter Thomas Crane and his wife Marie née Kearsley. The family moved first to Torquay, and in 1857 to London. From 1859-62 Crane was apprenticed to the wood engraver William James Linton, although he studied painting at the same time. In 1862 his painting 'The Lady of Shalott' was accepted by the Royal Academy. By the mid-1860s, Crane was illustrating children's books including coloured picture books designed in collaboration with Edmund Evans, including the series of 'Toy Books' Evans was producing for Routledge. Crane was influenced by the Aesthetic Movement and by Japanese prints, as well as the Pre-Raphaelites and in particular Edward Burne-Jones. By the 1870s, Crane was involved in decorative design including creating ceramics (for Wedgwood, Pilkington and Maw and Co.), wallpapers (for Jeffrey and Co.), and textiles as well as exhibiting paintings. In 1881 he became friends with William Morris who was also influenced by Ruskin's ideas on beauty and utility in art and the dignity of the craftsman. Crane was instrumental in promoting the Art Worker's Guild, and became its first President in 1884. He later served for two periods as President of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. He joined the Socialist League in 1883. He acted as Director of the Manchester School of Art from 1893-1896, was appointed Art Director of Reading College in 1896, and was appointed Principal of the Royal College of Art in 1898. Crane published works on art, design and decoration, including 'The Decorative Illustration of Books' (1896), 'The Bases of Design' (1898), and 'Line and Form'. In addition, he collaborated with William Morris at the Kelsmcott Press on wood-engravings for publications including 'The Story of the Glittering Plain' (1894). As a painter, he exhibited at the Royal Academy, Dudley Art Gallery and the New Gallery amongst others. Important canvases include 'The Renaissance of Venus' (1877), 'The Bridge of Life' (1884), 'The Mower' (1891) and 'Neptune's Horses' (1893). He married Mary Frances Andrews in 1871, and had two sons (one of whom was called Lionel) and a daughter (Beatrice). Crane died at Horsham on 14 March 1915, three months after his wife Mary had been killed by a train.

From the guide to the Crane, Walter, 1865-1884, (Senate House Library, University of London)

Crane was an English illustrator, painter, and designer primarily known for his imaginative illustrations of children's books.

From the description of Drawings and papers, 1868-1902. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84661306

From the description of Walter Crane drawings for book illustrations, 1885-1911. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612786016

From the guide to the Drawings and papers, 1868-1902., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Walter Crane drawings for book illustrations, 1885-1911., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Born in England, Walter Crane (1845-1915) was known for his illustration of children's books and stories.

From the description of Walter Crane papers, 1885 [manuscript]. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 710835708

Crane was an English illustrator, painter, and designer primarily known for his imaginative illustrations of children’’s books. He was also a political cartoonist and director of several English art schools.

From the guide to the Drawings and compositions, 1868-1874., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

English artist and illustrator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Miss Nathan, 1904 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270522265

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Ernest Hertzberg, a bookbinder and collector in Chicago, 1905 Oct. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270523638

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to T.J. Cobden Sanderson, 1890 Dec. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270523626

Walter Crane was born in 1845 in Liverpool, England and died in London in 1915. He was among the most important and influential illustrators of children's books in 19th-century England.

Biographical source: Something About the Author, Volume 100, p. 67-73.

From the guide to the Walter Crane Papers, 1874, 1981, undated, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

From the guide to the Walter Crane Drawings and Papers, Bulk, 1877-1925, 1877-1963; bulk 1877-1925, (Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive)

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Subjects:

  • Authors and publishers--19th century
  • Artists
  • Bookplates, American
  • Visual materials
  • Art--Exhibitions
  • Sonnets, English
  • Socialism and art--Great Britain
  • Manuscripts
  • Information science
  • Garden cities
  • Love poetry
  • Books
  • Photography
  • Bookplates, British
  • Publishers and publishing--19th century
  • Painting--Exhibitions--1892
  • Drawing, English 19th century
  • Children's literature, English
  • Decoration and ornament, Architectural
  • Illustrated children's books
  • Illustrators--Correspondence
  • English poetry--19th century
  • Nature--Poetry
  • Artists--Correspondence
  • Illustration of books
  • Decorative art
  • Pen drawing
  • Children's literature--19th century
  • Communications media
  • Art schools
  • Children's books--Illustrations
  • Illustrated children's books--19th century
  • Children's books
  • Arts and crafts movement
  • Illustrators--England--Correspondence
  • Color printing
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Textile design
  • Document
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  • Information sources
  • Gesso
  • Magazine illustration--19th century
  • Illustration of books--19th century
  • Illustrators--History--Sources
  • Authors and publishers
  • Bookplates--Examples (Widener, Harry Elkins)
  • Arts and crafts movement--Great Britain
  • Art--Illustrators
  • Landscape drawing, English--19th century
  • Local officials and employees--Archives
  • Publication

Occupations:

  • Illustrator
  • Local officials and employees
  • Artists
  • Patrol officers

Places:

  • England (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts, North America (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Kensington (London, England) (as recorded)
  • Papua New Guinea (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Manchester (England) (as recorded)
  • Horsham, Sussex (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Hanslope, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Great Britain--Manchester (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Baker (-), Northamptonshire (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)