Image: Detail of Bernat Klein Design mail order catalogue. 1973. © Bernat Klein. © National Museums Scotland.
Serbian-born textile designer Bernat Klein (1922-2014) studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, further specialising in Textile Technology at the University of Leeds, in the north of England, at the end of the Second World War. By 1952, he had settled in Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders, setting up his own mill, Netherdale, and his own company, Colourcraft (Gala) Limited.
This area of Scotland is renowned for its pastoral beauty, and Klein drew continual inspiration from the colours and textures he found in the nature around him. His eye was informed by his admiration of the Pointillist school of painters, particularly Seurat...
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