West Midlands Region has a population of around 5,568,000 and covers approximately 5,019 square miles. Here is a list of counties in West Midlands Region: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire.
(Born 1939 in Staffordshire), Photography
Patrick Anson was the 5th Earl of Lichfield. He became one of the most famous photographers of the 20th century.
(Born 1929 in Hereford in West Midlands), Silversmith
Welch trained as a silversmith in Birmingham but was influenced by the modernism of Scandinavian designs and created clean and functional designs.
A collagist, painter and writer. From 1935 on wards he was a part of the Surrealist movement.
(Born 1902 in Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire), Pottery and ceramics
Known as a prolific ceramic designer famous for her work on pottery which was produced in the Stoke-On-Trent pottery industries. Her work is sought after and valued by pottery collectors.
(Born 1899 in Tunstall in Staffordshire), Pottery and ceramics
Known as a ceramic artist starting her career in the pottery industry at the age of 13. She produced artistic ceramics and was popular with the public and royalty.
Tom Lovatt-Williams was an English poet and writer whose topics were nature and the railways. He wrote a novel The Gentle Years which was read by Richard Harris on the BBCs Book at Bedtime.
Appointed Poet Laureate by George V in 1930 and remained so until 1967. Masefield wrote plays, novels, poetry, autobiographies and non-fiction.
(Born 1857 in Lower Broadheath in Worcestershire), Music
Elgar was an eminent classical composer. One of his works included the Enigma Variations in 1899, which was very popular at the time.
Burne-Jones was a major player in the revival of stained glass in Briton, during his time with and as a founder of Morris, Marshal, Faulkner and co.
(Born 1831 in Worcester in West Midlands), Painting
Benjamin Williams Leader, English artist, was known for his landscape paintings.
Perhaps better known by her pseudonym or pen name George Elliot. She was a novelist and poet, along with journalism and translation. She wrote seven novels. They were often historical and political, such as with Middlemarch which includes the status of women.
(Born 1817 in Birtsmorton in Worcestershire), Carpentry
Clissett created the West Midlands-style rush-seated ladderback chair. Ernest Gimson was a pupil of Clissett and created variations of the chair.
(Born 1790 in Birmingham in West Midlands), Painting
He was a well known portrait painter in his own right and the father of Henry Moore and Albert Joseph Moore. He took up portrait painting in around 1810, when he was about 20 years old. He gained a good reputation and some success in London before moving to York. He worked in oils, pastels and watercolours.
(Born 1780 in Lichfield in Staffordshire), Illustration
Salt was the secretary and draftsman for George,Viscount Valentia on his journeys. His drawing from their journeys were later used in Valentias Voyages and Travels to India.
Landon was a writer and poet. Perhaps best known for one work - Imaginary Conversations - which had five volumes - each with conversations between ancient Romans and Greeks.
(Born 1730 in Burlslem in Staffordshire), Pottery and ceramics
Josiah Wedgewood started his long career in his family pottery at the age of nine. He set up his own pottery works in Burslem and during his career developed revolutionary materials, notably basalt and jasperware. In 1771 he built a factory called Etruria and in 1782 this was the first factory to install a steam-powered engine.