Dutch artist Margje Bijl (1975) was given a photograph of Jane Morris, and at first glance thought she was seeing herself. Since 2009 she is working on her project ‘Reflections on Jane Morris’.
Margje’s work was exhibited at the William Morris Gallery, shown at the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters Conference and nominated for the van Ommeren de Voogt prize. Margje is now creating a ‘Jane Morris Museum’ for her solo exhibition at Beverley Art Gallery, England, Autumn 2022.
With her background filled with a wide range of studies (Art, Photography, Writing and Psychology), it became clear that creating an artist book (at the end of her career) would provide the perfect framework for Margje’s multidisciplinary approach of Pre-Raphaelite Muse Jane Morris.