Sidney Harold Meteyard (1868-1947) was an English art teacher, painter and stained-glass designer. A member of the Birmingham Group, he worked in a late Pre-Raphaelite style heavily influenced by Edward Burne-Jones and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Meteyard studied at the Birmingham School of Art, where he was to teach for 45 years from 1886. He exhibited at the Paris Salon and the Royal Academy from 1900 to 1918, was elected an Associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 1902, and made a full member in 1908.
A friend of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, Meteyard worked across a wide variety of media from his studio in Livery Street. In 1890 he was one of the pupils at the School of Art to paint a set of murals for Birmingham Town Hall, and he later produced works in stained glass, enamel and tempera, and illustrated a number of books including a notable edition of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Golden Legend.
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