PAINTED FURNITURE AT THE V&A: From William Morris To The Omega Workshops
Date: Thursday, February 20th 2020 at 1830
Venue: Donald Insall Associates, 12 Devonshire Street, London WIG 7AB
Drawing on the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Max Donnelly will discuss the role of painted decoration in furniture from the 1850s to the early twentieth century. Beginning with furniture designed by William Burges he will go on to consider furniture painted by William Morris and his circle, ‘Art’ furniture, and finally objects decorated by Arts and Crafts practitioners and by members of the Omega Workshops.
Max Donnelly is Curator of Nineteenth-Century Furniture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where he is a member of the Curatorial Concept Team planning new international nineteenth-century galleries. Recent publications include a chapter on furniture for the monograph, C.F.A. Voysey: Arts and Crafts Designer (V&A Publishing, 2016). He is a trustee of the Emery Walker Trust and the Decorative Arts Society.
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