Edward Burne-Jones Biography and Artwork

Edward Burne-Jones was a renowned painter and designer who was born in Birmingham, England on August 28, 1833. He is best known for his association with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and his romantic paintings that used medieval imagery. Burne-Jones was self-taught as an artist but quickly made a name for himself within the artistic community.

The Pre-Raphaelite Movement rejected what they saw as the artificiality of academic art and looked back to medieval painting techniques. It’s no surprise then, that Burne-Jones strongly associated with this movement. He became deeply involved with Arts and Crafts and Aestheticism whilst also being part of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.

Burne-Jones’ paintings were renowned for their attention to detail and use of vivid colors. Many consider him one of the finest British artists of the 19th century. Alongside his artistic achievements came controversy when it emerged he had extra-marital affairs with models.

Burne-Jones died June 17, 1898 in London leaving behind a lasting legacy. He left behind not only his artwork but also a son who would follow in his father’s footsteps as a portrait painter. Edward Burne-Jones will always be remembered not only as an artist but also as a leading figure within the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood movement which continues to inspire artists all around the world today.

All Edward Burne-Jones Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Pygmalion and the Image Series The Soul Attains 1875 - 1878 Oil on Canvas
Laus Veneris 1869 Oil With Gold Paint On Canvas
Hope (unfinished) 1861-2 Oil On Canvas
Annunciation 1860 stained glass
Clara von Bork 1860 watercolor,gouache,paper
The Golden Stairs c.1876 - c.1880 Oil on Canvas
King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid 1884 Oil on Canvas
Sidonia von Bork 1860 watercolor,gouache
The Beguiling of Merlin 1870 - 1874 Oil on Canvas
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