Joseph Edward Southall (English, 1861-1944), was educated at Friends’ schools and then trained as an architect while studying painting part-time at the Birmingham School of Art. At the latter, he was immersed in the philosophy of the Arts and Crafts movement, which inspired him to travel throughout Europe for a closer study of crafts and painting.
An associate of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, Southall remained in close contact with faculty and students of the Birmingham School of Art, many of whom became members of his influential Birmingham Group of Artists-Craftsmen.
Contains five each of the following notecards, with a blank interior:
New Lamps for Old, 1900
Ariadne in Naxos, 1925-1926