Art @ Pallant

A creative feast for the senses

We are very lucky to be able to display a fantastic selection of artwork on loan and chosen by Pallant House Gallery. The Gallery has one of the leading collections of Modern art in the country, including works by many celebrated British and International artists. This display features prints by Enid Marx, British designer, illustrator and printmaker celebrated for her pattern making. 

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Enid Marx (1902 – 1998) was a British designer, illustrator and printmaker celebrated for her pattern making.  During her 70 year career she produced a kaleidoscope of work including stamps, London Transport seating fabric and posters, books, book plates and book-jackets, wrapping paper, laminates for the wartime Utility Furniture Panel (she was awarded the title Royal Designer for Industry in 1944), rugs and menu cards. 

After being educated at Roedean School in Sussex, Marx trained at the Central School of Art and Crafts. She later attended the Royal College of Art, where she formed part of an extraordinary generation of artists that included Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman and Eric Ravilious.  After working as an apprentice to the designers Phyllis Baron and Dorothy Larcher she set up her own workshop in Hampstead, specializing in hand-block printed textiles. 

She later taught at Gravesend School of Art (where she taught the future Pop Artist Peter Blake) and at the age of 63 became Head of the Department of Dress, Textile and Ceramics at Croydon College of Art. 

Currently her work can also be seen at the House of Illustration, London in Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art until 23 September to which Pallant House Gallery has lent 36 works from its extensive collection of prints and archive material.  She is also the subject of the new book Enid Marx: The Pleasures of Pattern by Alan Powers, available in Pallant House Gallery Bookshop.

Wally Dogs from Six Linocuts, Judd Street Gallery, Enid Marx (1902 – 1998)

1960

Linocut on paper  

The Breuning – Eve Gift of Enid Marx Prints (2007)

Melons, Enid Marx (1902 – 1998)

c.1958

Linocut on paper

The Breuning – Eve Gift of Enid Marx Prints (2007)

Pheasants, Enid Marx (1902 – 1998)

1978

Linocut on paper

The Breuning – Eve Gift of Enid Marx Prints (2007) 

Creatures of the Sea, Enid Marx (1902 – 1998)

1978

Linocut on paper

The Breuning – Eve Gift of Enid Marx Prints (2007)  

‘Marco’s Animal Alphabet’, Enid Marx (1902-1998)

27 original linocuts by Enid Marx, completed in 1979 but not produced as a formal edition until after her death.

Clockwise from left: H is for Horse, C is for Cockerel, B is for Bear and O is for Owl.

Linocuts on paper

The Breuning – Eve Gift of Enid Marx Prints (2007)

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