Lockwood Kipling at the V&A Museum, London

Lockwood Kipling Exhibition at the Porter Gallery in the V&A

 

Fascinating free exhibition at the Porter Gallery at the V&A museum. The gallery is on the left as you come in through the main entrance.

 

Joseph Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911) was the more famous Rudyard Kipling’s father.  He was Principal of the mayo School of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan  (present day National College of Arts)  and also became curator of the original Lahore Museum.

He was an artist, teacher, influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and campaigner for the preservation of Indian crafts. Besides the many Indian artefacts, photographs and videos of India and Pakistan, there is a wide variety of his drawings and paintings including his delightful humorous caricatures and the ABC book he made for his children, as well as some of his illustration for his son’s stories.

He is eclipsed by his more famous son, Rudyard, but certainly deserves to be better known.

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