Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, Golders Green Crematorium, London, England
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: British children's illustrator
Arts and Crafts era artist. His first watercolor exhibited was The Lady of Shalott in 1862. Was apprenticed to engraver William Linton. He was influenced by Edward Burne-Jones and became friends with William Morris. He was influenced by Japanese block prints. He also designed ceramics for Wedgwood, and also household decorative items including wallpapers and tiles. He was founder of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society and was its president from 1888 to 1890. He wrote books on the history and theory of design. He was a socialist, and joined the Social Democratic Federation in 1884 with William Morris. He illustrated children's books including Flowers from Shakespeare's Garden, The Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Queen Summer, or, The Journey of the Lily and the Rose, and The Baby's Own Aesop. He collaborated with Kate Greenaway.
Father: Thomas Crane (portrait painter, miniaturist)
Wife: Mary (d. 1914 suicide via train)
Son: Lancelot (d. 1915 WWI)
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