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ERIC Number: EJ858457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
George Wallis: The Original Artist-Teacher
Daichendt, G. James
Teaching Artist Journal, v7 n4 p219-226 2009
What is an artist-teacher (or teaching artist)? Is it someone who practices a dual profession or is it something more, perhaps a philosophy of teaching? George Wallis, a nineteenth-century artist and teacher, introduced the earliest known use of the term when defending his educational practices at the Manchester School of Design in 1845 (Wallis, "A Letter"). He based his recommendations for reforming curriculum on being an artist-teacher. This article presents a historical discussion of George Wallis (1811-1891), an influential nineteenth-century pioneer of teaching artistry and the earliest known user of the term "artist-teacher". Wallis served as an instructor in several Government Schools of Design in England under the auspices of Somerset House and William Dyce--the influential administrator and practitioner who played a key role in the development of the South Kensington Schools system that came to dominate arts education in the UK during the mid-nineteenth century. Wallis was a significant art teacher and museum professional during the nineteenth century, held honored positions at the most important schools and museums, and served the government of Britain on several occasions in the name of art, design, and education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)