Jacqueline Groag (1903 – 1986) was a Czech textile designer and ceramicist. Born in Prague she studied in Vienna at the Kunstgewerbeschule during the 1920s. In 1937 she moved to Paris where she designed dress prints for Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiparelli and others.
Escaped to Britian
She escaped to Britian with her husband in 1939. They settled in London and she began to design textiles for clothing.
Groag produced designs for most of the leading textile manufacturers throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Her designs included silkscreen motifs for ceramic dinnerware produced by Johsno, Matthey and colourful textile motifs in typical amorphic printed patterns for David Whithead.
Her designs appeared on wallpaper, laminates, carpets and greeting cards and even Liberty book matches.
Selection of Works
Watt, A. (2014). Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag: Denver Art MuseumMay 19, 2013–November 3, 2013. West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, 21(1), 138-141. doi:10.1086/677876
Bailey Street Design Shop
Showcases the textiles design work of Czech designer Jacqueline Groag Jacqueline Groag was probably the most influential textile designer in Britain in the post Second World War era. Although originally Czech, she studied textile and pattern design in Austria in the 1920s.
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