Arts & Crafts Movement Photos

The Arts & Crafts Movement emerged in the 1880s as a revolt against the mass production of the industrial revolution. Less an organized movement and more of a philosophy and style for home decorative arts and architecture of houses, Arts & Crafts espoused high-quality, simple design without excessive ornamentation, and use of natural materials mostly handcrafted. Originally advocated by John Ruskin and William Morris the Arts & Crafts basic styles were adopted by various artisans and architects which altered designs in many directions. By using hundreds of photos, this essay is designed to help users identify the manifestations of what are considered to be Arts & Crafts objects. The Movement lasted until the 1930s and overlapped with other styles, such as Art Nouveau, which causes issues in the definition of styles.


Best Arts & Crafts Sites to Visit
Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, East Aurora, NY Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum in Scheide Mantel House 1910. East Aurora, NY Seahorse andirons of living room fireplace at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY Dining room with Arts & Crafts wooden furniture & cabinets at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY
Roycroft Campus, East Aurora, NY Roycroft Campus Powerhouse Visitor Center. East Aurora, NY Printshop display at Roycroft Campus Powerhouse. East Aurora, NY Elbert Hubbard replica plaster bust at Roycroft Campus Powerhouse. East Aurora, NY
Roycroft Inn, East Aurora, NY Main building at Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY Lobby with murals & Roycroft Arts & Crafts furniture at Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY The Library, now a restaurant adjacent to original print shop at Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY
Marsden House by Irving Gill, San Diego, CA George White & Anna Gunn Marston House. CA George White & Anna Gunn Marston residence arts & crafts dining room. San Diego, CA Arts & crafts wooden octagonal table in front of parlour fireplace at Marston House Museum. San Diego, CA
Gamble House by Greene & Greene, Pasadena, CA David B. Gamble house. Pasadena, CA Gamble house front door with leaded glass window of tree. Pasadena, CA Gamble house oriental-type lamp typical of Greene & Greene houses. Pasadena, CA
Mission Inn, Riverside, CA Mission Inn. Riverside, CA Mission Inn Museum, Riverside, CA Arts & Crafts writing desk by Limverts Furniture of Grand Rapids, MI at Mission Inn Museum. Riverside, CA
J. Knox Corbett House, Tucson Museum of Art, AZ Corbett House host Arts & Crafts collection at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ Living room fireplace with collection of Arts & Crafts era pottery in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ Custom-made dining room breakfront sideboard in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ

Arts & Crafts Artists & Furniture
Roycroft Arts & Crafts Chronology, East Aurora, NY Elbert Hubbard photograph at Roycroft Campus Powerhouse. East Aurora, NY Roycroft trademark on table at Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY Various editions of "A Message to Garcia" by Elbert Hubbard at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY
Roycroft Furniture Roycroft arts & crafts arm chair at Roycroft Campus Powerhouse. East Aurora, NY Roycroft bookcase at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY Saddle on Roycroft saddle rack at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY
Roycroft Printing & Leather Book cover by Roycroft at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY Roycroft Arts & Crafts print design of The Dipsy Chanty by Rudyard Kipling. East Aurora, NY Mayan Notary image in modeled leather work by George Scheide Mantel at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY
Alexis Fournier Paintings for Roycroft Lobby mural showing Venice by Alexis Fournier at Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY Lobby mural showing local log cabin in winter at Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY
Gustav Stickley Furniture, Syracuse, NY Gallery of furniture by Gustav Stickley at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Walnut desk inlaid with copper & pewter by Gustav Stickley at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY Library table by Gustav Stickley at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Furniture, Glasgow, Scotland High cabinet by Charles Rennie Mackintosh & Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh of Scotland at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany Table & armchair by Charles Rennie Mackintosh of Glasgow, Scotland at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Side chair by Charles Rennie Mackintosh of Scotland at MoMA. New York, NY
Josef Hoffmann Furniture, Vienna, Austria Highback chair by Josef Hoffmann made by Wiener Werkstätte, Austria at MoMA. New York, NY Glass display cabinet by Josef Hoffmann & made by Fa, Portois und Fix at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria Sitzmaschine no. 670 by Josef Hoffmann for Jacob & Josef Kohn of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany
Morris Chairs Roycroft version of reclining Morris chair at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY Morris-type chair at Historic Richmond Town Museum. Staten Island, NY Reclining Morris chair with lion handles in sitting room of farm house at Billings Farm & Museum. Woodstock, VT
Other Arts & Crafts Era Furniture Hall settle by Charles Francis Annesley Voysey & made by J.S. Henry of England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA Round backed contoured wooden arm chair at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA Arts & Crafts china cabinet by Shop of the Crafters at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH

Arts & Crafts Inspired Pottery
Rookwood Pottery of Cincinatti, OH Rookwood Pottery vases by Anna Marie Valentien, Kataro Shiraymadani & Lorinda Epply at Lyman Allyn Art Museum. New London, CT Earthenware vase with yellow flower by Amelia Browne Sprague of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH Earthenware blue vase with lily by Lorinda Epply of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH
Weller & other Zanesville, OH Pottery Louwelsa jardinière with daffodil by S.A. Weller Pottery Co. at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH Earthenware vase with iridescent vines by Weller Pottery of Zanesville, OH at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH Zanesville Stoneware Pottery vase in blue at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH
Artus van Briggle Pottery, Colorado Springs, CO Pottery bowl with peacock feathers by Artus Van Briggle at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Colorado Springs, CO Ceramic woman draped over vase by Van Briggle Pottery. Colorado Springs, CO Ceramic vase with flowers by Van Briggle Pottery at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Colorado Springs, CO
Newcomb College Pottery, Baton Rouge, LA Newcomb Pottery earthenware vase by Marie de Hoa LeBlanc at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA Newcomb Pottery blue plate with crayfish at Shaw Center for the Arts. Baton Rouge, LA Loving cup by Marie de Hoa Leblanc & Joseph Fortuné Meyer of Newcomb College of New Orleans at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA
Grueby Faience Pottery, Revere, MA Grueby Faience vase attrib. to George Prentiss Kendrick at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA Earthenware daffodil vase by Grueby Pottery at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH Art & crafts ceramic tile by Addison B. LeBouttillier for Grueby Faience Co. of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA
Roycroft Ceramics Ceramic table service from Roycroft Inn at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY Roycroft orb & double barred cross pitcher & bowl by Dard Hunter of Buffalo Pottery for Roycrofters of East Aurora, NY at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY Roycroft ceramic punchbowl & cups at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY
Other Arts & Crafts Era Pottery Paul Revere Pottery vase by Sarah Galner at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA Earthenware vase by Annie E. Aldrich for Marblehead Pottery, MA at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Fulper bowl with Chinese blue & flambé green glaze at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS

Arts & Crafts Styled Glass & Metal
John La Farge Stained Glass Windows Stained glass windows in Richardson's wing of Quincy Public Library. Quincy, MA Peacocks & Peonies stained glass window by John La Farge at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC American stained glass fire screen by John La Farge at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA
Tiffany Stained Glass Windows Stained glass window of landscape with yellow sky by Agnes E. Northrop & Tiffany Studios at Stained Glass Museum. Chicago, IL Stained glass window of Woman in Pergola with Wisteria by Tiffany Studios at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA Landscape with Greek Temple stained glass window detail by Louis Comfort Tiffany at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH
Louis Comfort Tiffany Lamps Bronze & stained glass table lamp by Louis Comfort Tiffany at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Kerosene lamp with glass peacock feather base by Louis Comfort Tiffany at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY Four-candle Favrile glass & bronze candelabra by studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA
Louis Comfort Tiffany Glass Iridescent gold Favrile glass vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany of New York City at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH Glass with silver mount Agate vase with cranes flying over sea by Louis Tiffany at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY Favrile glass bowl by Tiffany Studios at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH
Louis Comfort Tiffany Metal Arts Silver pitcher with Japanese motif by Tiffany & Co. at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH Collection of art nouveau Favrile glass lamps & vases by Tiffany Studios at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH Silver & copper Aztec bowl by Tiffany & Co. of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA
Roycroft Copper & Lamps Copper tray by Roycroft Copper Shop at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY Arts & Crafts table lamp at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY Copper candle sconce by Roycroft of East Aurora, NY at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY
Christopher Dresser Metalwork & Furniture, England Silver teapot by Chistopher Dresser for Brian Asquith of Derbyshire, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany English glass Arts & Crafts decanter & four glasses by Christopher Dresser at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY Electroplated brass chamber candlestick by Christopher Dresser & made by Hukin & Heath of Birmingham, England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA
Archibald Knox Silver & Metalwork, UK Silver & enamel Rose Bowl by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. of London, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Silver, enamel & opal Celtic-inspired box by Archibald Knox for retailer Liberty & Co., London at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX Silver tea service by Archibald Knox for W.H. Haseler of Birmingham, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany
Charles Robert Ashbee Metalwork, UK Silver & enamel trophy cup by Charles Robert Ashbee for Guild of Handicraft, London at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX Silver covered bowl by Charles Robert Ashbee & Guild of Handicraft Ltd. of London at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA Silver & enamel fruit stand by Charles Robert Ashbee of Guild of Handicraft of London, England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA
Josef Hoffmann Silver, Glass, Vienna, Austria Silver & ivory basket by Josef Hoffmann at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA Glasservice Series B stemware by Josef Hoffmann for J.&L. Lobmeyr of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany Porcelain cups & saucers plus pitcher by Josef Hoffmann for Vienna Porcelain Manuf. at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany
Otto Prutscher Glass Glass liqueur set by Otto Prutscher of Vienna, Austria at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI Viennese wineglasses with feet of links by Otto Prutscher at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY Wiener Werkstätte glass goblet by Otto Prutscher made by Meyr's Neffe Glaswurk at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA
Peter Behrens Decorative Arts Dining chair by Peter Behrens for Anton Blüggel of Berlin at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany Porcelain demitasse & saucer by Peter Behrens for Gebruder Bauscher of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Glass chalices by Peter Behrens for Rheinische Glashütten of Cologne at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany
Johann Loetz Witwe Artglass Art Nouveau table lamp by Gustav Gurschner in Paris & Johann Loetz Witwe of Bohemia at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY Iridescent Johann Loetz sweetmeat jar with bats at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH Viennese glass Titania vase by Leopold Bauer of Johann Loetz Witwe exhibited at 1906 world's fair in Milan at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY
Frederick Carder's Steuben Glass Glass vases by Frederick Carder for Steuben Glass owned by T.G. Hawkes & Co. at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY Steuben Gold Aurene glass vase at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY Blue Aurene glass vase with applied decoration by Frederick Carder for Steuben Glass at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY
Other Arts & Crafts Era Metal, Glass English Arts & Crafts centerpiece by Harry Powell at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY Silver & glass Footed Bowl by Omar Ramsden & Alwyn Carr for James Powell & Sons of London, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Arts & Crafts brass teapot on stand by WMF in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ

Arts & Crafts Inspired Architects
Frank Lloyd Wright Chronology Dana Thomas house. Springfield, IL Darwin D. Martin House. Buffalo, NY Pulpit of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL
Frank Lloyd Wright Decorative Arts & Furniture Original Midway Gardens plate by Frank Lloyd Wright made in Germany at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO Desk by Frank Lloyd Wright at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Chair from Larkin House of Buffalo, NY by Frank Lloyd Wright at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany
Greene & Greene Architecture, Pasadena, CA Gamble house front entrance. Pasadena, CA Robert R. Blacker house corner view. Pasadena, CA Side chair by Charles Sumner Greene of Pasadena, CA made by Peter Hall Manuf. Co. at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Irving John Gill Architecture, San Diego, CA Alice Lee residence #2. CA La Jolla Women's Club. La Jolla, CA Katherine Teats residence #3. CA
California Mission Revival Style Willard Hotel. Tucson, AZ Cheyney House. Tucson, AZ La Fleche House designed for Santa Fe Land Improvement Company. Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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