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The Stained Glass of Edward Burne-Jones Martin Ellis Wednesday 09 October 2019

Considers the outstanding contribution to English stained glass of one of the greatest and most idiosyncratic of Victorian artists. From 1861, Burne-Jones, already recognised as the most promising young stained glass designer in the country, worked exclusively for William Morris and his companies. Morris’s sole figure designer from 1875, he supplied an extraordinary range and number of designs which show a mastery of different media, and an often startling modernity. His increasingly pictorial and symbolist style had a far reaching effect on stained glass design in Britain and America.

Martin Ellis is an experienced curator, lecturer and broadcaster. Until recently Principal Curator and Head of Collections Research & Development at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, he now divides his time between curatorial work, consultancy, the development of cultural tourism programmes and broadcasting projects. He has wide-ranging expertise in the applied arts and has acted as a specialist adviser to the Art Fund and on research programmes at the universities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton. A regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Making History, he has written and presented several documentaries for Radio 4 on subjects ranging from AWN Pugin to contemporary silver.