Marianne Straub’s scrapbook will be on show for two more weeks in the Fry Gallery in the ‘Interwoven Lives’ exhibition. For this penultimate week, we once again show you the extraordinary breadth of Marianne’s artistic circles.
1: is an example of the little hand-woven cards that Marianne created and sent to her friends.
2: An etching by Bolton-based artist Françoise Taylor of a figure with a donkey.
3: A graphic greeting from illustrator Paul Hogarth.
4: An atmospheric picture of the Pool of London by the architectural photographer John Gay.
5: A collage Christmas card from ceramicist Dan Arbeid who, like Marianne, taught at the Central School of Art.
6: A Christmas card from painter and muralist Charles Mahoney, friend of Edward Bawden, and tutor at the Royal College of Art where Marianne also taught.
7: A paper cut Christmas tree, identified in Marianne’s hand as from Peter Collingwood, an innovative weaver, who had many points in common with Marianne, including working at Ethel Mairet’s Gospels studio at Ditchling, teaching at Central, and working for Alastair Morton, artistic director of Edinburgh Weavers.