A rather lovely new book has just arrived on my desk celebrating the work of Peggy Angus. A highly talented designer, inspirational teacher and accomplished painter, Peggy Angus was a contemporary of Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden and Enid Marx but although her work was celebrated at the time, her name is less well known today. Which is a shame because she was a key part of the visionary post war building programme and her Modernist, geometric tile and hand pressed wallpaper designs have a very contemporary resonance. James Russell’s richly illustrated monograph has been published (by the Antique Collectors’ Club) to coincide with an exhibition of Angus’ work at the Towner, Eastbourne. I sense a welcome revival in the air.
James Russell’s monograph, ‘Peggy Angus Designer, Teacher, Painter’ is available from The Antique Collectors’ Club, rrp £25. http://www.antiquecollectorsclub.com/uk?text=peggy+angus&price_min=&price_max=&publish_date_from=&publish_date_to=
‘Peggy Angus Designer, Teacher, Painter’ runs at the Towner Eastbourne from 12th July – 21st September. Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ. Contact +44 (0)1323 434670; http://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/exhibition/peggy-angus/