The writings of William Morris inspired artists, craftspeople and designers to flourish and develop their artwork following the First World War. Artists, artisans, and architects worked together in collaborative ventures toward ideals of beauty, simplicity, harmony and utility. Art during this time left a historical footprint representing positive attributions following such a difficult time in history.
During this period, Canadian artists and designers began articulating their goals in new periodicals, and formed different multidisciplinary societies and clubs. This period, when Canada began its transformation from a fragmented colony to a booming agricultural and industrial nation, is documented in an exhibit of Canadian art dating back from after the last spike was drawn in 1886.
The exhibition celebrates Art from 1890 - 1918. To take a virtual tour of this exhibition, visit Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890–1918.