Enid Marx: Print, Pattern & Popular Art

See the extraordinary work of mid-century designer Enid Marx at House of Illustration

Friday 25th May 2018 - Sunday 23rd September 2018

Enid Mark at House of IllustrationEnid Marx (1902-1998) was a textile designer, printmaker and illustrator who, alongside her contemporaries Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, defined mid-century design. Best known for the fabrics she created for London Transport’s tube seats and the wartime Utility Furniture Scheme, Marx was the first ever female engraver to be awarded the title of Royal Designer for Industry.

This exhibition coincides with the 20th anniversary of her death, and is the most comprehensive retrospective of her work mounted in the last 40 years. The show brings together over 150 pieces from private and public collections, many previously unseen.

Spanning seven decades, her work was extraordinarily varied, encompassing patterned paper for Curwen Press, book covers for King Penguin and the stamps for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.

Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art is at House of Illustration from 15-16 & 18-23 Sept 2018. The Gallery is open 10am -6pm daily (closed Mondays). Buy tickets for Enid Marx here.

  • Location

    House of Illustration
    2 Granary Square
    King’s Cross
    London N1C 4BH