Gustav Stickley was born in Osceola, Wisconsin, in 1858 and began to train with his father in stonemasonry and woodworking at the age of 12. At 18 he became an apprentice in his uncle's Pennsylvania factory, where he produced chairs and caned seats. He and two of his brothers, all educated in the fam
Charles Sumner Greene and his brother Henry Mather Greene, who established the architectural firm of Greene and Greene, were influential American architects. Active primarily in California, their bungalow houses and larger-scale ultimate bungalows are prime exemplars of the Arts and Crafts movement.
William Morris saw the art world through the idealistic lens of socialism. He and the like-minded designers who clustered around him wanted nothing less than to redefine art by restoring "craft" to a place of value. True art for them was based in time-honored, populist traditions; the sometimes raw b
Arguably the finest architect and designer to hail from the banks of the Clyde, Scotland's Charles Rennie Mackintosh is known worldwide. His unique style combined straight geometrical lines with the sinuous curves of Art Nouveau and the organic symbolism of the English Arts and Crafts movement. A for