Went to the opening of the new Peggy Angus collection. Quite a revelation of a local but little known influential artist and designer and teacher .
The Towner became an Independent Trust on July 1st 2014 with Trustee Chairman being David Dimbleby.
Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter
12 July - 21 September 2014 (ticketed) Exhibitions Gallery – Second Floor
In this large-scale exhibition, Towner will bring together the wide range of work by the influential and inspirational artist and designer Peggy Angus.
Born in 1904 in Chile, Angus moved to London with her family when she was a young child. At just 17, she won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art based on her accomplished illustrations. Fellow students included Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman and Percy Horton.
In 1933 Peggy moved into Furlongs, on the Sussex Downs near Lewes, and her home became a meeting place and creative hub for Ravilious, John Piper and many others, who, as well as creating their own work, were invited to contribute to the interior decoration of the house itself. Throughout her life, she was an important mentor, teacher and collaborator for a great number of artists.
The exhibition includes her early illustrations, portraits and landscape paintings,
and her Modernist design work with wallpapers and tiles.
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