What was Ernest Gimson Like?

Find out more about Gimson's personality, his philosophies and his home life.

Only a few photographs of Gimson have survived. One shows him with his friend W.R. Butler photographed in York in 1888.

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Gimson’s sceptical attitude towards religious matters did not stand in the way of his friendship with Emily Anne Thompson, the cousin of the vicar at Duntisbourne Rouse, a small village near their craft community at Pinbury, Gloucestershire.

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Gimson continued designing through the First World War. By 1917 most of his craftsmen had left the workshops.

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