Marx, Enid: Tiger, Tiger


Produced by the Curwen Press, this lovely linocut originated as a design for a large embroidery, which is why there is cross-stitch patterning used the moon. It reflects Enid Marx’s dual passions for pattern and cats, it’s patterned throughout and surely depicts one of her beloved Siamese cats!

A lithograph version was produced in 1975, but this is the original linocut in wonderful condition, newly framed and with a strong signature.

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Artist: Enid Marx (1902-1998)

Title and date: Tiger, Tiger, 1958

Size: 51.0 x 83.0 cms.


Artist description:

Part of the interwar generation of women whose reputation was often eclipsed by male contemporaries, Enid Marx was an influential artist and designer whose wide-ranging work included textile design, printmaking, book illustration and even postage stamps. She was born in London and was a distant relative of German philosopher and theorist Karl Marx. She developed a talent for art at Roedean school and studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal College of Art (RCA).

Though she left the RCA without a diploma, she was part of an ‘outbreak of talent’ that included other multi-talented artists Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and Barnett Freedman, all of whom produced work for LT.

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