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Edward Gordon Craig

English scenographer, designer, and theorist

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 16 January 1872; died 29 July 1966. Son of Edward William Godwin, architect and theater designer, and Ellen Terry, actor. Craig was a student of William Nicholson, a woodcutter. He produced many wood engravings and drawings for journals from 1895 to 1912. He collected material relating to the history of theaters built in Italy between 1500 and 1800, as well as material relating to the Bibiena family (17-18th centuries) who were architects and theater designers. Craig's son Edward Carrick was his chief assistant and collaborator on the "Craig Theatre Collection" which was bought by the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Craig's original name was Edward Wardell; circa 1896 he adopted the stagename Craig which was later legalized. English actor, and set designer.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500000318.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Edward Gordon Craig:

Edward Gordon Craig Design for a Scene, 1907 Etching
Edward Gordon Craig Scene with Figures, 1907-1908 Etching
Edward Gordon Craig Design for a Scene: In Italy, 1907 Woodcut on loose India paper
Edward Gordon Craig Design for “King Lear”, 1908 Woodcut on loose India paper
Edward Gordon Craig Troy Burning, 1908 Woodcut on loose India paper
Edward Gordon Craig Design for a Scene, 1908 Woodcut on loose India paper
Edward Gordon Craig Scene: Little Temple, 1911 Etching
Edward Gordon Craig Woman with Serpent, 1915 Woodcut
Edward Gordon Craig Hamlet Greeting the Actors, 1927 Woodcut
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