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this fabulous British artist,
Susy Pilgrim Waters another amazingly talented UK artist.
b.Surrey, England 1917-2010
Robin and Lucienne
Désirée Lucienne Day was a British textile designer. Born in Coulsdon, Surrey, England, Day was daughter of an English mother and a Belgian father who worked as an insurance broker. She attended convent school in Worthing, and at 17 enrolled in the Croydon School of Art, where she discovered a love of printed textiles. Later she attended the Royal College of Art, where she was a top student. During her time at Royal College of Art she met her future Husband, modern furniture designer [Robin Day] they married in 1942 and were together their entire lives.
*ROBIN DAY- Love them too! but, want to show them separately.
The originality of Lucienne’s early patterns grew from her love of modern art, particularly the paintings of Joan Miró and Paul Klee. She sought to create a similar energy and vitality in her patterns through dynamic, ebullient compositions, as in 1953’s Spectators and Perpetua, and bold colour contrasts, as in the 1956 Herb Antony. In 1957 Lucienne reflected: “In the very few years since the end of the war, a new style of furnishing fabrics has emerged…. I suppose the most noticeable thing about it has been the reduction in popularity of patterns based on floral motifs and the replacement of these by non-representational patterns – generally executed in clear bright colours, and inspired by the modern abstract school of painting he pioneered the use of bright, optimistic, abstract patterns in post-war England, and was eventually celebrated worldwide.
Day's work combined organic shapes with a bright sophisticated color palette. She believed that good design should be affordable, she was quoted by the Scotsman newspaper that she was always "very interested in modern painting although I didn’t particularly want to be a painter. I put my inspiration from painting into my textiles, partly, because I suppose I was very practical. I wanted the work I was doing to be seen by people and be used by people. They had been starved of interesting things for their homes in the war years, either textiles or furniture."
Through her career, Lucienne Day won countless awards, including the International Design Award of the American Institute of Decorators in 1952, and the Gran Premio prize at the Milan Triennale in 1954. In 1962, she was made a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), an award which honours designers who have achieved "sustained excellence in aesthetic and efficient design for industry." She was the fifth woman to be made an RDI. During her career she originated hundreds of colourful abstract prints for industry clients. Day was a remarkable outstanding all-round designer, her exquisite textiles from the 1950s and 60s will be celebrated and remembered forever.
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