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1947

  • Work on this object began.

2021

2022

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Reproduction, Marion Dorn Surrounded by Her Textile Designs

This is a Reproduction. It was published by House & Garden and photographed by P. Horst and subject: Marion Dorn Kauffer. It is dated 1947. Its medium is photograph. It is a part of the department.


In 1942, House & Garden magazine named Dorn one of its “Four Outstanding American Designers,” who were identified as having a “profound influence on American styles and trends.” Dorn’s large-scale patterns filled many American homes. The magazine featured her again in 1947 with a portrait by photographer Horst P. Horst in which Dorn is surrounded by the botanical designs and historical motifs that were best sellers.

It is credited Horst P. Horst / Getty Images.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 61.6 × 76.8 cm (24 1/4 × 30 1/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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