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The Influential Textile Designs of Jacqueline Groag

        Jacqueline Groag 1959 (Photograph credit score: John Garner/ College of Brighton Design Archives)

Czech-born Jacqueline Groag (1903-1985) was an influential textile designer in Nice Britain following World Struggle II. She studied textile design in the course of the Twenties with Franz Cisek and Josef Hoffmann at Wiener Werkstätte, a workshop of utilized arts in Vienna. Groag produced and designed materials for main Parisian vogue homes together with Chanel, Lanvin, Home of Price, Schiaparelli and Paul Poiret, in addition to London textile homes David Whitehead, Grafton, John Lewis and Liberty.

Born as Hilde Choose to Jewish dad and mom on April 6, 1903, she later modified her title to Jacqueline Groag when she married modernist architect and inside designer Jacques Groag in 1937. In 1938, Jacqueline and Jacques fled to Prague because of the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany after which to London following the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia. As soon as in London, the design duo had been invited into the famed British Design Manufacturing facility, the place design greats of the Arts & Crafts and Modernist actions had been members, reminiscent of Sir Gordon RussellSir Charles Reilly and Jack Pritchard.

For over 20 years Groag labored as a contract designer creating designs for carpets, greetings playing cards, laminates, plastics, textiles, wallpapers and wrapping paper. In 1984 she grew to become a Fellow of the School of Royal Designers for Trade and is taken into account a central determine in textile design in the course of the Fifties, together with textile designers Lucienne Day and Marian Mahler.

Palm Springs Artwork Museum: Sample Play-The Up to date Designs of Jacqueline Groag

In 2008, the Colorado Springs Fantastic Arts Middle launched an exhibition entitled, Designing Ladies: Artwork and the Fashionable Inside from Postwar Britain, that includes the work of Jacqueline Groag, Lucienne Day and Marian Mahler.

And on Wednesday Might 11, 2022, in my newly adopted hometown of Palm Springs, California, I used to be invited to the opening of the Jacqueline Groag exhibition on the Palm Springs Artwork Museum. Dwelling in Palm Springs is past inspirational. Not solely is it an important place to dwell (even when the summers do go as much as 120 levels), it’s the house of among the biggest Mid-Century Fashionable structure created by the likes of Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Albert Frey, A.Quincy Jones, Donald Wexler, Richard Harrison, E. Stewart Williams, William Krisel and William Cody. So in step with this love of Modernism, I’d wish to share some highlights from the Jacqueline Groag present:

Jacqueline Groag show

 Jacqueline Groag 1946 Printed nylon gown manufactured by Fabricado for F.W. Grafton & Co. Manchester, England

Jacqueline Grog designed a variety of gown materials for F.W. Grafton in the course of the Nineteen Forties. One among Groag’s Grafton patterns, a basic tulip motif, was chosen by the British vogue couturier Edward Molyneux for a gown he designed for HRH Princess Elizabeth. The photograph under reveals the long run queen carrying the tulip print gown in September 1946.

Princess Elizabeth

                              Jacqueline Groag’s ‘Tulip Print’ gown worn by HRH Princess Elizabeth 1946

Toy Parade print

             Jacqueline Groag ‘Toy Parade’ gown print on cotton 1955 -Manufactured by Fabricado for Related American Artists


Jacqueline Groag- Furnishing fabric roller-printed spun rayon Haworth Fabrics England

    Jacqueline Groag- Furnishing cloth roller-printed spun rayon Haworth Materials England

Puppet PrintJacqueline Groag’s ‘Puppet Ballet’ gown cloth 1953 – printed cotton manufactured by Fabricado for Related American Artists

Groag dressesJacqueline Groag textile printed attire 1953

First night print     Jacqueline Groag’s ‘First Night time’ gown print 1947 – manufactured by Fabricado for Related American Artists, New York

Jacqueline Groag initially conceived her “First Night time’ gown print in 1938 for Elsa Schiaparelli, who, along with Coco Chanel, dominated vogue between the 2 World Wars. First Night time was primarily based on Groag’s drawing of the viewers throughout opening evening on the Paris Opera. The material was offered in the US beneath the title Gala Night time.

For Extra Data on the Groags & the Viennese Fashionable Motion

Groag book

Learn extra about Jacques and Jacqueline Groag and the Viennese Modernist motion: Groag: Architect and Designer

Groag textile book

For extra on Groag’s textile designs learn: Jacqueline Groag: Textile & Sample Design: Wiener Werkstatte to American Fashionable


Lucienne Day book

To study extra about Lucienne Day learn Lucienne Day: Within the Spirit of the Age

Make sure to take a look at UoF’s textile design classes:

Introduction To Textile Print Design

Introduction To Textile Print Design

Researching & Designing A Graphic Printed Textile

Researching & Designing A Graphic Printed Textile

Recoloring Textile Artwork






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