George Woolliscroft Rhead (British painter) 1855 - 1920
George Woolliscroft Rhead was born in North Staffordshire in 1855. His father was a talented pottery designer and George moved to London in 1871 to work for the Minton studio under the directorship of W. S. Coleman. He then gained a scholarship to study at the South Kensington School of Art. He studied painting under the Pre-Raphaelite artist Ford Madox Brown, and etching under the French master Alphonse Legros. A painter, etcher, and designer of stained glass and ceramics, George Woolliscroft Rhead was a central figure of the English Arts and Crafts Movement. He was married twice, to Louise in 1894, and to the Scottish artist Annie French in 1914.