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Alec Walker

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Pembath silk scarf

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Silk Dress with label

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Alec Walker's Cryséde Company 1920-30s

Walker re-married, Vera Hardcastle Birchenoug and bought a farm in Yorkshire where he bred horses and collected pictures. In 1945 after the break-up of his second marriage he moved to Falmouth where he continued painting and collecting pictures. Alec Walker died in 1964 leaving the unique Crysede legacy of creative textile design

 

* St Ives Times, 6 November 1925.

**Cryséde. PhD thesis.  Jeanie Sinclair, Phd researcher University College Falmouth. Research Fellow, St Ives Archive. My thanks to Jeannie for letting me read her thesis.

Cryséde. The Unique Textile Designs of Alec Walker. Berriman, Hazel.

Bold Impressions. Block Printing. Schoeser, Mary 1910-1950

Modern Block Printing. Powers, Alan

20th Century Pattern Design. Jackson, Lesley

British Institute of Industrial Art exh 1925 cat.

The Independent Gallery, Grafton St catalogue 1925

 Wells Coates. Begining of the Modern Movement in Britain. Hafiz Elgohary, Farouk. 1966

 Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall. Hardie, Melissa.  2009 p 291/2

Photos

Page 1, photo 1 - notice how the design is two directioinal so when worn the pattern would be the right way up.

photo 2 - Painting In Penlee House Gallery and Museum. The gowing and supply of flowers was a major industry in Cornwall.

Page 7 -  Falmouth Art Gallery.

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