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Lucienne Day

Artist Biography

Lucienne Day

It is rare for a textile designer to achieve a high public profile. Lucienne Day (1917- 2010), whose vibrant printed patterns revitalised British homes during the 1950s, was the exception. Treated as a design superstar by her principal client, Heal’s, her name was emblazoned on the selvedge of their fabrics, and her solo exhibition at the store in 1958 was promoted as a major media event. Lucienne Day became a household name during the 1950s, her house featured in the glossies, and her views solicited by the design press, the nationals and women’s magazines.

 

Public Collections holding work by Lucienne Day include:

Art Institute of Chicago, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham,

Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Archive of Art and Design, V&A, London, John Lewis Partnership Textile Archive, Cookham, Berkshire, The Geffrye Museum of the Home, London, Liberty Print Archive, online, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada, MODA (Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture), University of Middlesex, Röhsska Museum, Gothenberg, Sweden, Rosenthal Museum, Selb, Germany,  Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester.