William Morris (1834 - 1896), was an English artist and designer, writer, and socialist. He was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the Arts and Crafts Movement. His designs - intricate repeating patterns, usually featuring flora and fauna - were used on furnishing decorations such as wallpapers and textiles, and these remain popular today. An example of one of these designs, Brother Rabbit, can be viewed here.
The William Morris Society
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