May Smith

Textile Design

Textile Design by May Smith

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Finding it difficult to gain employment as an illustrator during the Depression years, Smith taught herself textile design and printing, producing fabrics for stores such as Heal & Sons and Peter Jones in London. Her friendship with Frances Hodgkins may have influenced her decision to turn her hand to textiles. On her return to New Zealand Smith again took up this occupation as it suited her situation as the mother of a young child. (Flaunt, 2003)

Title
Textile Design
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1935
Medium
linocut
Dimensions
300 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/4
Other ID
1979/42/4/A
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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