Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter
12 July – 21 September 2014
Surveying the career of the painter, designer and educator.
Born in 1904 in Chile, Angus moved to London with her family when she was a young child. At just 17, her already accomplished illustrative work won her a scholarship to the Royal College of Art where fellow students included Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman and Percy Horton.
In 1933 Peggy moved into Furlongs, on the Sussex Downs near Lewes, and her home became a meeting place and creative hub for her old student friends and others. Throughout her life, she was an important mentor, teacher and collaborator for a great number of artists. As well as creating their own work, they were invited to contribute to the interior decoration of the house itself.
The exhibition features her early illustrations, portraits and landscape paintings, as well as her Modernist design work with wallpapers and tiles.