Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead
(1854 - 1929)
Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead was active/lived in New York, California / England. Ralph Whitehead is known for ceramicist, arts and crafts movement activist.
Biography Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead
Born in Yorkshire, England, Ralph Whitehead was a follower of William
Morris and John Ruskin as an activist in the the Arts and Crafts
Movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is most
remembered as the key figure in founding the Byrcliffe Colony near
Woodstock, New York.
With his wealthy father who owned
clothing factories, Whitehead had a falling out because he wanted to
enter the business and produce beautiful cloth instead of the
utilitarian felt for which the company was known. His father
would not allow that kind of involvement in day to day work, wanting
his son to be genteel.
Whitehead, asserting that the only honorable way to support himself was
by working with his
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