Dante Gabriel Rossetti

May 12th marks the birthday of artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882), one of the founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Created in 1848 with John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt, the group, which soon had seven members, defined themselves… Read More ›

Pugin and the Gothic Revival

March 1st marks the birthday of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812 –1852), the London-born architect, designer, artist and critic. Today Pugin is remembered for his role in championing the Gothic Revival style. From the Houses of Parliament to Alton Towers,… Read More ›