Barbara Brown
Barbara Brown
Barbara Brown


Barbara Brown

Great colours and strong bold design. There is only half a width, the other half would have had the same repeat motifs. There are four full repeats so if you did not want to hang it, four large cushions would look handsome. 

This has been taken from the V & A website: Barbara Brown (b. 1932 Manchester) was trained at Canterbury College of Art and then at the Royal Colleage of Art from 1953 - 1956. She is known for her strong geometric award-winning designs from the 1960s and early 1970s, produced chiefly for Heal Fabrics Ltd.. She taught printed textile design at Medway College of Art, Kent in the 1960s and at the Royal college of Art until the early 1990s.
Heal Fabrics Ltd., London, was founded in 1941 as a subsidiary of the long-established firm Heal & Son and was originally known as Heal's Wholsesale and Export Ltd.. After the Second World War the company began to specialize in furnishing fabrics and in 1958 changed its name to Heal Fabrics. Under the visionary direction of Tom Worthington (1948-1971) the company secured a worldwide reputation for issuing well-designed contemporary fabrics.


Half a width with four large sweetcorn in coral, green, yellow, blue and black, the selvedge with Barbara Brown Sweet Corn.

6ft 10 in x  25 in;  2.10 x 63 cm


Very good.


Lesley Jackson, The Sixties: Decade of Design Revolution, 1998.

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