Dirk van Erp’s workshop was one of the few Arts & Crafts period craft shops to prosper and endure from the original Arts & Crafts Movement all the way up through its decline and renaissance in the late 1970s. Dirk started making art metalware shortly after 1900 and the studio continued until the death of his son, William van Erp in 1977.
The book, published to coincide with the exhibit, is the most comprehensive work ever to explore the life of Dirk van Erp and his son William based almost entirely on primary source material, using newspaper articles, census data, museum archives and original photos and documents from the van Erp family, many of which have never been published before.
Dirk van Erp
November 8 – December 13, 2014
Open Wednesday – Sunday 10-5pm during the exhibition.
In Conjunction with:
California Historical Design
2988 Adeline Street
Berkeley, California 94703