Henry Moore (1898-1986) England
Henry Moore is best known as a sculptor who combined modernism's ideals and the 3-dimensional human figure, but he also designed prints for dresses, scarves and interior design.
Henry Moore, Barbwire for Ascher Studios, about 1943,
printed on an austerity rayon fabric
Actress Sally Davis costumed in Barbwire in the 1947 film
They Made Me a Fugitive
Henry Moore, silk scarf for Ascher Ltd., 1946
Moore was one of the well-known artists whom Zika and Lida Ascher commissioned to create designs for scarves during World War II. See more of his Ascher Art Squares here:
Moore became interested in repeat patterns that could be printed inexpensively to dress the middle class and furnish their houses.
Family Group scarf from Ascher, Ltd.
See the Moore collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum
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