Frederick Burrows 1878-1972

Burrows worked as an articled pupil in the studio of Christopher Dresser from 1899 to 1901. He studied at Putney School of Art and Design, where he produced studies of past masters such as William Morris and also his own prize winning original designs: a wooden hanging cabinet exhibited at the National Competition for the Schools of Art, held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1900, and two original textile designs in the 1902 Competition. He received a silver medal for his efforts (no gold medals, nor other silver medals, were awarded in the 'Designs for woven textiles' section of the competition), and received special mention from the examiners for "a tasteful design executed in a thoroughly workmanlike manner." 


After two years with Dresser, Burrows had the experience and practical knowledge to set out on his own as a freelance designer. He produced for a short time, primarily in Manchester and sometimes in collaboration with Rex Silver, before becoming disillusioned with the commercialisation of his work. He resolved to become an art teacher and enrolled at the Royal College of Art, and while still a young man was appointed Principal of the Portsmouth School of Art. He ended his career as an Art Inspector for the Ministry of Education.


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