Enid Marx (1902-1998)
Enid Marx, sometimes called ‘Marco’ was a successful textile designer, who also worked as a painter, printmaker, children’s book author and illustrator, designer of book jackets, trademarks and postage stamps. She was commissioned in 1937 to design seating fabric for Underground trains. Marx was a member of the Design Panel of the Utility Furniture Advisory Committee (1944-7), the first woman engraver to be appointed a Royal Designer for Industry (1944) and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists. She taught and lectured on the history of textiles, and published two books with Margaret Lambert “English Popular and Traditional Art” 1946 and “English Popular Art” 1951. In 1965, she became head of the department of Dress, Textiles and Ceramics at Croydon College of Art.