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Last chance to see: Celtic Style Exhibition

–05/04/2014 – 08/02/2015
–Open daily 10am - 5pm
–House of Manannan
–Free entry

‘Celtic Style’ commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Archibald Knox, the internationally renowned Manx artist and designer for Liberty & Co. The exhibition explores the historical influences and shared Celtic heritage that inspired both Knox and his Scottish and Irish contemporaries in the early years of the 20th century.

Knox was a leading exponent of the ‘British Celtic Revival’ design style and his metalwork designs for Liberty & Co. with their distinctive interlace patterns, are seen as iconic examples of early 20th century design. Less well-known outside of the Isle of Man are his graphic designs and illuminated manuscripts which he produced using the same intricate interlace. The roots to Knox’s designs can be found in his fascination with the carved Norse and Celtic stone crosses that had surrounded him from childhood on the Isle of Man.

The exhibition is on display until 8 February 2015 and is being staged as part of the Island’s Year of Culture.

Kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank.

Image: Mayer Mirror courtesy of National Museums Liverpool.

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