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Morris, May [1862-1938. UK. Embroiderer/Wallpaper/Jewellery/Textile Designer]


Mary Morris [commonly known as May Morris; also known as May Sparling ] was born… subscribers only

Photograph of May Morris

Photograph of May Morris


1. Armstrong, Barrie and Armstrong, Wendy. The Arts and Crafts movement in the North East of England: a handbook. Wetherby, England: Oblong, 2013

2. Crawford, Elizabeth. Art and Suffrage. A Biographical Dictionary of Suffrage Artists. London: Francis Boutle Publishers, 2018

3. Frederick, Margaretta S. ‘May Morris and the creative process’. William Morris Society in the United States Newsletter July 2010 pp. 25-28

4. Gray, Sara. British Women Artists. A Biographical Dictionary of 1,000 Women Artists in the British Decorative Arts. Oakamoor: Dark River, 2019

5. Lister, Jenny; Marsh, Jan; and Mason, Anna. May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer. London: Thames & Hudson, 2017

6. Lyndon, Penny. ‘May Morris at the V & A’. The William Morris Society Newsletter Sprin 2014 pp. 7-10

7. Marsh, Jan. Jane and May Morris A Biographical Story 1839-1938. London: Pandora Press, 1986

8. May Morris 1862-1938. London: William Morris Gallery, 1989 [Exhibition catalogue]

9. Originality and initiative: the Arts and Crafts archives at Cheltenham. Edited by Mary Greensted and Sophie Wilson. Cheltenham, England: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museums in association with Lund Humphries, 2003

10. Palmer, Caroline. ‘Picking up the thread: exploring the designs of May Morris in the Ashmolean Museum’. Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 1850 to the Present vol. 42, 2018 pp. 122-141

11. Pintel, Rebecca Estrada. ‘May Morris embroideries’. The William Morris Society Newsletter Sprin 2014 pp. 10-11

12. Thomas, Zoe, Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020


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Internet Archive. ‘Decorative Needlework’ (1904) by May Morris 

Jan Marsh, ‘Morris, Mary [May] (1862–1938)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2007 [Subscription service] 

Jan Marsh. Feminist, socialist, embroiderer: the untold story of May Morris. Royal Academy 

Liss Llewellyn Fine art 

Maev Kennedy. ‘May Morris: the designer’s daughter determined not to be outdone’ The Guardian 25 August 2017 

Mapping the Practice & Profession of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851-1951 

National Art Lbrary Catalogue 

National Portrait Gallery 

Oxford Art Online. Grove Art Online [Subscription service] 

Royal Academy. Jan Marsh. Feminist, socialist, embroiderer: the untold story of May Morris 

The Cheltenham Trust 

V&A Blog. Sarah Beattie. Unsung Artists: May Morris (1862-1938) 

Victoria & Albert Museum, London 


William Morris Gallery 

YouTube. May Morris Exhibition at William Morris Gallery 

YouTube. ‘Art Happens: Give May Morris the recognition she desrves 

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