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Marion Dorn

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Marion Dorn

Person  Female  Born 25/12/1896  Died 28/1/1964

Categories: Craft / Design

Countries: France, Morocco, USA

Textile designer. Born on Christmas day, probably at Menlo Park, near San Francisco. She moved to Paris where she met and subsequently married the artist Edward McKnight Kauffer. At the outbreak of World War I, they moved to London, where she achieved fame in creating batik textiles as well as printing on silk, linen and velvet. She produced designs for the London Underground, The Savoy and Claridges.In 1940, she and Kauffer moved to New York City. Here she developed wallpaper and carpet designs. Following Kauffer's death, she retired to Tangier, Morocco, where she remained until her own death.

Do do a Google Images search on her name - you get a page of magnificent Art Deco designs.

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Marion Dorn and Edward McKnight Kauffer

Edward McKnight Kauffer 1890 - 1954, Marion Dorn, 1896 - 1964, designers, liv...

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