Question ID# - 46
I love Vera designs, but I cannot find any information about this textile designer. Please help!
Vera Neumann was born in Connecticut 1907, died New York 1993. She attended Cooper Union. In 1946 she founded a business with her husband, George Neumann, and F. Werner-Hamm. She designed prints for scarves, apparel and furnishing fabrics, table linens and towels using only her first name, Vera. From 1946-67 she was a freelance designer for F. Schumacher & Co. During the 50s she began to use a small ladybug next to her signature "Vera" on her scarves and many other fabrics. The Museum at F.I.T. had an exhibit, A Woman's Hand, Designing In America 1945-69", which included some of her work. The exhibit ran through January 13th, 2001.
Comment from a Fashion Digger: The bulk of Vera's 1970''s designs (not
limited to textiles; she also produced work such as paper prints for wall
hangings) were produced in the Hudson River town of Ossining, NY for many
years. The production company was called Printex. They operated until
the late 80's, at least, probably early 90's.
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