About Archibald Knox

Archibald Knox (1864 - 1933) was born on the Isle of Man to parents of Scots descent. After attending the Douglas School of Art, he was invited to take up a teaching position in Surrey in 1897. Shortly thereafter he became a designer for Liberty of London, creating some of their most popular jewelry, metalwork, and other decorative arts. His work was so influential that Knox was requested to design the gravestone for the firm's founder, Arthur Lasenby Liberty.

Knox was inspired by the Celtic art of his Scots and Manx heritage, but his work simplified these ancient motifs, and added stylized naturalistic elements to create a synthesis that was very much of his time, yet timeless in its appeal.

Knox's own gravestone reads, “Archibald Knox, artist, humble servant of God in the ministry of the beautiful.”