From British daily The Morning Star:
The art of celebration
Thursday 30 April 2009
If you are based in northern England or plan to head there over the next few weeks, there is an excellent free exhibition of Crane’s work at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.
The exhibition provides a lot of detail about Crane’s artistic methods and style but also covers a wide range of his political work.
Crane was one of those whose political activism straddled the Chartist years – he was apprenticed to the republican Chartist WJ Linton in the late 1850s – and the development of the Independent Labour Party (ILP) in the 1890s.
The Manchester exhibition displays several pieces of imagery that Crane designed for May Day 1895.
French unions expecting record May Day marches: here.
Marxism in Britain: here.