Biography of Charles Francis Annesley Voysey

Professional life

Voysey's buildings and the Arts & Crafts movement

Voysey's interiors

Voysey as a designer of furniture

Voysey's fireplaces

Voysey's pupils and assistants

‘C.F.A. Voysey: the man and his work’ : the articles in Architect and building news in early 1927.

The jubilee certificate of 1927, signed by many of Voysey's peers and clients in recognition of his 70th birthday.

The Architectural review special issue on Voysey of 1931.

Archival sources

New transcriptions and summaries of Voysey's original working records:

Index of Voysey's designs in journals included in his scrapbook

Archival material relating to C.F.A. Voysey

Correspondence between Voysey and Hermann Muthesius : Hermann Muthesius (1861-1927) was a German architect, author and diplomat, perhaps best known for promoting many of the ideas of the English Arts and Crafts movement within Germany and for his subsequent influence on early pioneers of German architectural modernism such as the Bauhaus. He was the author of Das englische Haus (Ernst Wasmuth, 1904-5). Alternative source with notes in English


Further sections of this brief biography are in preparation. See also our Chronology and Other information resources.

Individuality ... breaks down that hateful arrogance that assumes the ignorance or wickedness of particular sections of society. It forces us to see that all men are endowed with the same noble instincts & that our differences are due only to the degree of their cultivation.
C.F.A Voysey, 'Tradition and individuality in art' (1923)


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