Free Craftsman Clip Art
Free Arts and Crafts Clip Art
Free Art Nouveau Clip Art

      Starting in the late days of the Pre-Raphaelite movement in Great Britain, artists and craftsfolk reacted against the impersonal reality of the new industrial age with a reinterpretation of the styles and techniques of earlier times. This led to the organic, sweeping lines of Art Nouveau and, afterwards, to the Arts and Crafts style of workshops like the Craftsman Studios and the Roycrofters.

      Here is a single design in two sizes which I've designed in the American Arts & Crafts style. These are transparent GIF files which will look best over a pale background.
There are three sections that make up each design: a left end, a middle section, and a right end.
      You should repeat the middle section to get the length you want; the graphics are cached when loaded into the browser, so they can be used over and over again without additional download time.



I've put space between the sections as they're shown above, but you shouldn't:

       Here are three repeating "wallpaper" or backdrop patterns. They obviously shouldn't be used behind text, but can be useful in a sidebar or as a backdrop behind text that's placed in in a solid-colored table.

...and here's a larger version of the same design in the first color scheme.

These designs are all copyright Bradley W. Schenck, 1997 & 1998, but may be used without fee by individuals for non-commercial web projects.

If you're building your own web site, and you don't make money from the site, feel free to use these designs. If you are profiting by building a site for someone else, do not. If you are creating your own commercial site, do not.

If you want to use one of these designs as a tattoo, a stationery design for your personal email, or want to make an object for your own use (not for sale) using one of these designs, go ahead.

It is specifically prohibited for anyone other than the artist to include these images in a collection of clip art, whether for profit or not. Got it?

If you use these designs on your web pages, I would be grateful for a credit and, if possible, a link to:

      To download any of these files, just right-click on them (Windows) or click and hold on them (Macintosh), then select "Save Image As..." from the pop-up menu. Store them locally on your drive as you edit your HTML documents and upload them to your web site when you update the pages.
BWS - Home

"Trade them for a package of sunshine
and flowers.
If you want the things you love, you must
have showers.
So when you hear it thunder don't run
under a tree,
There'll be Pennies From Heaven for you and me."


"Pennies From Heaven" by John Burke & Arthur Johnston, 1936


If you have linked to this page through a search engine or other link, you may not see the navigational bar
at the top of the window. Click
HERE to correct that, or to break out of another site's frameset.
Email:    copyright Bradley W. Schenck, 1997 - 2005