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Charles Robert Ashbee (17 May 1863 – 23 May 1942) was an English architect and designer who was a prime mover of the Arts and Crafts movement, which took its craft ethic from the works of John Ruskin and its co-operative structure from the socialism of William Morris. Ashbee was defined by one source as "designer, architect, entrepreneur, and social reformer". His disciplines included metalwork, textile design, furniture, jewellery and other objects in the Modern Style (British Art Nouveau style) and Arts and Crafts genres. He became an elected member of the Art Workers' Guild in 1892, and was elected as its Master in 1929.
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Influential designer, writer, and leader of the Arts and Crafts Movement. In 1888, he founded the Guild and School of Handicraft at Toynbee Hall in the East End of London. In 1891, he moved the school and guild to Essex House in Mile End, London, and in 1902 it moved out of London to Chipping Camden in the Cotswolds, where it remained until its bankruptcy in 1908. He also founded the School of Arts and Crafts (1904-1914).
British, English
Artist, Craftsman, Architect, Writer, Designer, Jewelry Designer, Reformer
Charles Robert Ashbee, C. R. Ashbee
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