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Arthur Osborne (1855 - 1942)

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Arthur Osborne was born in Faversham, Kent, England on August 13, 1855 and emigrated to America in 1878. He began working for the J. & J. G. Low Art Tile Works in Chelsea, Massachusetts the following year and soon became the chief designer and modeller for the company. Arthur Osborne designed and modelled almost all of Low's tiles, and demonstrated his special abilities in a specialized line of products called Plastic Sketches, low relief sculptural tiles intended to be framed and hung like oil paintings. Arthur Osborne left the Low company in 1898 to return to England and start his own business in Faversham, where he designed and produced his own "lvorex" plaques for many years until his death in 1942.

References

  • Pennington, Richard. Low Art Tile - John Gardner Low & The Artists of Boston's Gilded Age - Richard Pennington - 2010

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