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Special display for Manx artist
Archibald Knox
Archibald Knox was interested in Celtic and Norse carved crosses
A special display is to go on show at the Manx Museum to mark the 75th anniversary of the death of a prolific island artist.

Archibald Knox lived and worked on the island for much of his life and was a well-known illustrator and designer.

The commemorative display for Knox will include silverware, fabrics, jewellery and watercolour paintings.

The exhibition will go on show in the National Art Gallery in the Manx Museum from 20 February.

Cross fascination

Curator Matthew Richardson said: "This unique commemorative display will bring together a variety of Knox artefacts held within the national collection and will illustrate the unique skill that Knox possessed."

Knox was born in Tromode and was educated at the Grammar School before attending the Douglas School of Art.

He became fascinated by the island's ancient Celtic and Norse carved crosses, which remained an influence on his work.

Knox left the island to teach in the London area from 1897 until 1912, and became widely recognised as one of the foremost designers in the English Art Nouveau movement.

Towards the end of his life he moved back to the island to live and work.

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