Artist Research: Sir Edward Burne Jones

Sir Edward Burne Jones (1833-1898) was a British illustrator, painter, and designer.  He was the former apprentice of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  His paintings often had a medieval romantic imagery and with this style, he managed to achieve success.  One of his successful paintings was the The Beguiling of Merlin in which he had an exhibition for from 1873 to 1877.  As a designer, Jones created 87 stained glass and tapestries pieces for the Kelmscott Press edition of Gregory Chaucer, which is known as one of the world’s finest collection of prints.  In 1857, Jones collaborated with William Morris to paint a mural in the Oxford Union.  In 1894 he was commissioned to created set and costume designs for the Lyceum Theatre production of King Arthur.

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