English painter, designer and illustrator Edward Burne-Jones was born in Birmingham and studied at the University of Oxford. Burne-Jones was trained as a Pre-Raphaelite and shared their passion for returning art to their concept of purity of form, stylization, and extreme morality of medieval painting and design.
Burne-Jones s paintings are noted for their sentimental and romantic style with a dreamlike ambiance and oft thought to be prime examples of the Pre-Raphaelite style. He is largely responsible for bringing the Pre-Raphaelites to the mainstream British art world, while also creating beautiful and exquisite artwork of his own.
Burne-Jones was also prominent in the revival of applying the medieval arts, which was led by William Morris, a friend from Oxford days. With Morris, Burne-Jones collaborated on stained-glass windows, mosaics and tapestries, including The Arming and Departure of the Knights.