SFARTS.ORG : The William Blake Gallery Opening Reception and Launch

The William Blake Gallery from sfarts.org

Antiquarian bookseller John Windle opens first exhibition space dedicated to the iconic artist in over 200 years. The first physical space exclusively dedicated to Blake’s work in over two hundred years, The William Blake Gallery will display over 1,000 original blake pieces alongside thousands of reproductions of the artist’s own writings and artwork.

This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock had to say about Opening Reception and Launch :

“Longtime rare book dealer John Windle has opened a gallery entirely devoted to the work of 19th century English poet, artist and engraver William Blake, an unconsidered in his time and massively influential master of the Romantic age, known for his complex narratives and wildly imaginative depictions of innocence, evil, loss and redemption, among other preoccupations of the day. “

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Rare Book Monthly: John Windle Antiquarian Books Opens William Blake Gallery In San Francisco

– by Susan Halas

Though in his own day William Blake (1757-1827) was little known and often ridiculed as “mad,” he is today widely considered to be one of England’s most important creative figures. A self-styled mystic, visionary, religious rebel, free thinker, and person who thought himself to be in direct communication with God, Blake’s popularity continues to grow with the passage of time. Since his death his work has been discovered and rediscovered by succeeding generations who have admired his poetry, engravings, drawings and painting.

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