Influential and inspirational artists and crafts people


Philip Sidney


Born in Penshurst Place near Tonbridge, Kent in 1554 and lived to be 32.

Poetry

Christopher Marlowe


Born in Canterbury, Kent in 1564 and lived to be 29.

Theatre

William Shakespeare


Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire in 1564 and lived to be 52.

Fiction, Poetry, Theatre

John Harrison


Born in Foulby, West Yorkshire in 1693 and lived to be 83.

Automata, Clockmaking

Arthur Devis


Born in Preston, Lancashire in 1712 and lived to be 75.

Painting

Allan Ramsay


Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh in 1713 and lived to be 71.

Painting

Thomas Chippendale


Born in Otley, West Yorkshire in 1718 and lived to be 61.

Furniture, Marquetry, Upholstery

George Stubbs


Born in Liverpool, Merseyside in 1724 and lived to be 82.

Illustration, Painting

William Hayley


Born in Chichester, West Sussex in 1745 and lived to be 75.

Nonfiction, Pottery and ceramics

Alexander Nasmyth


Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh in 1758 and lived to be 82.

Painting

William Alexander


Born in Maidstone, Kent in 1767 and lived to be 49.

Illustration, Painting

Bryan Donkin


Born in Sandhoe, Northumberland in 1768 and lived to be 87.

Papermaking