Walter Crane

Illustration for Louise Michel’s International School by Walter Crane. At the time, he was one of the foremost graphic artists, wrote books about design, directed two of the oldest design courses at the Manchester Municipal School and Royal College of Art.

He collaborated with William Morris, who converted him to socialism. I’m reading his biography as research for an upcoming essay. He knew many of the most important left activists of the time — Michel and Morris, obviously, but also Piotr Kropotkine, Eleanor Marx, and George Bernard Shaw.

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