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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. 

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