- Walter Crane - Father of the Children's Illustrated Book [Chronology]
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Walter Crane
(1845 - 1915)

1845 Born 15 August in Liverpool
1851 Family moves to London
1859 Serves as an apprentice to the wood engraver, W. J. Linton, in London until 1862
1862 First exhibits at the Royal Academy (The Lady of Shalott )
1867 Collaborates with the Dalziel Brothers and illustrates children's books for Routledge and Edmund Evans Editors ("Toy books")
1871 Marries Mary
1871 Meets William Morris and Burne-Jones
1872 Travels to Italy
1883 Joins the Socialist League
1884 First president of the Art Workers Guild
1885 Tours United States (year approximate)
1888 Instrumental in forming the Art and Crafts Exhibition Society
1892 The Claims of Decorative Art published
1893 Appointed Director of Design at the Manchester School of Art
1895 Named Honorary Member of the Munich Academy
1896 The Decorative Illustration of Books published
1897 Principal of the Royal College of Art
1900 Line and Form published
1915 Dies 14 March

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