Minnie Macleish Patterns for Morton & Sundour fabrics
Minnie Macleish (1876 – 1957 ) was a textile designer in the United Kingdom. She pioneered a free-thinking painterly approach to textile design. She was one of the most outspoken critics of the Art Deco style. She said, ‘Broadly speaking, we do not understand this modern movement in design, and do not like it.’
She collaborated with Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Constance Irving at London’s Foxton textiles and Amsterdam’s Metz store. Macleish was a prolific designer during the 1920s and 1930s, creating patterns for Morton Sundour fabrics.
She took part in the British sections of the 1927 ‘Europäisches Kunstgewerbe,’ Grassi Museum, Leipzig, as well as in Paris and Vienna textile exhibitions.
Works by Minnie Macleish
Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing. https://amzn.to/3ElmSlL
MacCarthy, F. (1972). All things bright & beautiful; design in Britain, 1830 to today. University of Toronto Press.
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