Marion Dorn was a prolific and highly respected designer of carpets, textiles, and wallpapers, consistently lauded by the design press for her modern approach. “I have a vocation,” she was quoted in 1951, “I love designing.” [1] Born in San Francisco in 1896, Dorn studied graphic design at Stanford University, completing her degree in 1916. She moved to New York, and was soon a noted member of the city’s industrial arts scene, producing hand-drawn batiks and hand-printed textiles. She participated in the Women’s Wear textile design competitions organized by M.D.C. Crawford from 1916 - 1920, along with Ruth Reeves, Ilonka Karasz, and Marguerite Zorach. Her work was included in the Metropolitan... more.

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