Edward Coley Burne Jones was born in 1833 in Birmingham. He studied
theology at Exeter College, Oxford, where he became friends with William
Morris, and, like Morris, decided pursue a career in art instead of one in the Church.
Burne-Jones became one of the leading figures in the contemporary
British art world, closely allied with the pre-Raphaelites and with the
Aesthetic movement. A founding member (along with Morris) of the firm
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, and Company, Burne-Jones was a significant force in the rebirth of stained glass design in England
and designed a number
of notable windows, though he was most known for his paintings.
Burne-Jones married Georgiana MacDonald in 1860, with whom he had 2
children, Philip and Margaret. He died in 1898.
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