The Wave mug - W. T. Horton
“The Wave,” a black and white drawing by W. T. Horton, appeared in “A Book of Images,” 1898.
The work of W. T. Horton is often compared to that of Aubrey Beardsley. Coincidentally, they both attended the same grammar school in Brighton, and when the two met, Beardsley had encouraging words for Horton.
Horton’s drawings have been described as direct, clear, powerful, and original – they are quite minimalist. The artist believed his work was inspired by occult influences.
He seems to have been somewhat of a loner and was a friend of fellow mystic W. B. Yeats, who sponsored his initiation into Golden Dawn occult society in 1896.
Here's another drawing by W.T. Horton we're featuring. It's worth a closer look:
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• White and glossy