Born in Chile in 1904 (to Scottish parents), Peggy moved as a child to London. A student of the Royal College of Arti in the 1920s, her contemporaries included Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Enid Marx and Helen Binyon, all of whom feature prominently within this collection. Peggy travelled extensively throughout her life; she captured places, people and scenes of everyday life with an intuitive perception. The portraits she painted are highly original; the designs she created for the wallpapers and ceramics that furnished her interiors are uniquely styled. Following WWII she began producing patterned tiles, adapting the design skills she had taught in the classroom. In the 1950s her colourful and decorative tile murals, commissioned by Carter's of Poole, were used in a range of newly constructed buildings, such as schools and London Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Her success in this area prompted her to experiment with wallpaper design, creating a diverse body of work that carries echoes of an artist and designer whom she admired greatly, William Morris. Combining biography with critical analysis of her work, this richly illustrated book aims both to celebrate Peggy's life and remarkable career and to bring it to the attention of a new generation.
Hardcover with decorated paper boards in matching dust jacket. Illustrated in colour and occasionally in black and white.
175 pp., including index. Near fine / Near fine.
Weight 950g. Size 24.6 x 20 x 2.2 cm.
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