William Blake: Apprentice and Master | University of Oxford

William Blake: Apprentice and Master

4 Dec 2014 to 1 Mar 2015
10:00 - 17:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Exhibitions
£4.50 - £10
Yes
Recommended

This major exhibition will focus on the extraordinary life and work of William Blake (1757–1827), printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet of the prophetic books. It will examine his formation as an artist, including his apprenticeship as an engraver, and his maturity during the 1790s when he was at the height of his powers as both an artist and revolutionary poet. The exhibition will also explore his influence on the young artist-printmakers who gathered around him in the last years of his life, including Samuel Palmer, George Richmond and Edward Calvert.