SPIRAL, 1969

97 x 117.5cm


The Victoria & Albert Museum’s Textile Collection, British Textile Design From 1940 to the Present, Ngozi Ikoku, V&A Publications,1999
British Textiles, 1700 to the Present, Linda Parry, V&A Publishing, 2010 V&A Pattern – Heal’s, V&A Publishing, 2012
Pattern Design, Elizabeth Wilhide, Thames & Hudson, 2018


Barbara Brown at the Whitworth Gallery Manchester, 2017


The Victoria & Albert Museum
The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA




Barbara Brown [ 1932 - Present ]

British-born in 1932, Barbara Brown studied at Canterbury College of Art and then the RCA.Whilst at the RCA, Brown sold her first fabric to Heal’s and subsequently designed for them for the next two decades. Like Lucienne Day, she was working for Heal’s ‘without contract on an exclusive basis’. Her ‘Complex’ pattern won the CoID(Design Centre) Award in 1968.

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