01/10/2019 - 02/02/2020
William Blake was a painter, printmaker and poet who created some of the most iconic images in British art.
Radical and rebellious, he is an inspiration to visual artists, musicians, poets and performers worldwide. His personal struggles in a period of political terror and oppression, his technical innovation, his vision and political commitment, have perhaps never been more pertinent.
Image: William Blake ‘Europe’ Plate i: Frontispiece, ‘The Ancient of Days’ 1827 (?) © The Whitworth, The University of Manchester