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THE GRIFFITHS BROTHERS/LES FRERES GRIFFITHS. Ann Davis. Art Gallery of Windsor, 1989. 84 pp. with 39 ills. (7 col.). 19 x 24 cm. ISBN 0919837247 Bilingual in English and French.
Illustrating 17 floral still lifes and 13 meticulously decorated porcelain objects, this catalogue provides the first in-depth study of 19th-century watercolorists and decorative painters James and John H. Griffiths, who emigrated from England to Canada in 1855 following their training at the Minton China Works. The detailed text chronicles their careers (including John's activities as a studio photographer) and assesses their role in establishing arts organizations in Canada and in contributing to the eventual development of an Arts and Crafts movement in the country.
Artist(s):Griffiths, John H.; Griffiths, James
Indexing: Western — Canada, Great Britain — 1800-1900 — Several Media — Decorative Arts
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053855
Paperbound $19.95    

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