English Popular and Traditional Art

Popular art is the art which ordinary people have created for their own lives by contrast to the "fine arts" made for special patrons. It covers a wider field than the arts and crafts which are confined exclusively to handiwork, and can equally well manifest itself in machine-made things when the right spirit pervades design. Most countries, including the United States, have taken both old and new, but in England the subject has received curiously little attention.

Enid Marx, herself an artist and designer of distinction, and Hon. Margaret Lambert as a social historian, illustrates the aesthetic qualities of English popular art and also the sort of people for whom it was, and in cases still is, produced.

art, craft
Margaret Lambert
Enid Marx
Britain in Pictures

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