Sir Edward Burne-Jones
(English, 1833 - 1898)
Sir Edward Burne-Jones
by Alphonse Legros
This person is associated with: Pre-Raphaelites

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones; professional name of Edward Coley Jones, was an English painter, designer, and illustrator, born in Birmingham and educated at the University of Oxford. Trained by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Burne-Jones shared the Pre-Raphaelites' concern with restoring to art what they considered the purity of form, stylization, and high moral tone of medieval painting and design. His paintings, inspired by medieval, classical, and biblical themes, are noted for their sentimentality and dreamlike romanticized style; they are generally considered among the finest works of the Pre-Raphaelite school. They include King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid (1884, Tate Gallery, London).

Burne-Jones was also prominent in the revival of medieval applied arts led by his Oxford friend the poet and artist William Morris. For Morris's firm he designed stained-glass windows, mosaics, and tapestries. His windows can be seen in many English churches, including Christ Church, Oxford, and Birmingham Cathedral. He also illustrated books of Morris's Kelmscott Press, notably Chaucer (1896). Burne-Jones was knighted in 1894.

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Name:Sir Edward Burne-Jones
Dates:1833 - 1898
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Tate Britain - London(United Kingdom - London)25 artworks
Private collection24 artworks
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery(England - Birmingham)20 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - London(United Kingdom - London)10 artworks
Uknown owner8 artworks
Lady Lever Art Gallery - Liverpool(United Kingdom - Port Sunlight)3 artworks
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart(Germany - Stuttgart)3 artworks
Spencer Museum of Art - Kansas(United States - Lawrence, Kansas)3 artworks
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool(United Kingdom - Liverpool)2 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - University of Oxford(United Kingdom - Oxford)2 artworks
Museo de Arte de Ponce(Puerto Rico - Ponce)2 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1898).

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