Pleasures Of Patternby Niamh McCooey
On Friday 22nd June 2018 at the Gordon Russell Design Museum in Broadway, design historian Alan Powers will be giving a talk on Enid Marx; a hugely significant leading mid-20th century artist and designer, collector and writer.
Petite and charming, she was industrious, perfectionist, outspoken and campaigning. Marx studied under Paul Nash and counted Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman and Eric Ravilious among her friends, and she taught among others the future pop artist Sir Peter Blake.
Her career spanned 70 years and a wide range of work, from stamps, rugs, books and book jackets, wrapping papers, logos and fabric patterns for London Transport. In 1944 she was appointed a Royal Designer for Industry, the only pattern maker recognised for this distinction. She also worked with Gordon Russell on laminates for the wartime Utility Furniture Panel.
Enid Marx: The Pleasures of Pattern, 22 June 2018, 6pm
Gordon Russell Design Museum, 15 Russell Square, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7AP