From January 14 to April 2
John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911), father of writer Rudyard, was equally distinguished. A gifted artist, Kipling senior created terracotta panels for the outside of the V&A and illustrated his son’s books (pictured).
He and his wife, social reformers, were also influential in the Arts & Crafts movement and Kipling loved, nurtured and recorded the arts and crafts of India, where he spent nearly 30 years as a teacher.
In Lahore, he was principal of the Mayo School of Art — now Pakistan’s National College of Arts.
The show includes a painting of Indian treasures at the Great Exhibition of 1851, Kipling’s sketches of Indian craftspeople, objects he chose in India for the V&A, designs and illustrations for books, and furniture designed for royal residences.
- Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London, January 14 to April 2, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7
- Free entry