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1937

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2021

2023

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Textile, Langton

This is a Textile. It was designed by Marion Dorn Kauffer. It is dated 1937. Its medium is screen-printed chintz and cotton. It is a part of the department.

Textile manufacturers began screen-printing as a low-cost way to produce short runs of contemporary designs. The new technique allowed many artists, including Dorn, to transfer their drawing and painting skills to designing patterns for textiles. The use of screen-printing even simulated the painterly effects of color washes and brushstrokes, as seen in Langton and Zodiac.

It is credited The Whitworth, The University of Manchester.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 275 × 130 cm (9 ft. 1/4 in. × 51 3/16 in.) Roll (Plexi tube / mount without rolled textile): 6 × 137 cm (2 3/8 × 53 15/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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