The Arts Society Leicester present Eileen Gray, an Irish Rebel
Speaker – Nicholas Merchant
Born in Southern Ireland in 1878 to a ‘good’ family living in an eighteenth century mansion, Eileen Gray visited the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris and never looked back. She enrolled in the Slade School of Art, progressed to learn the art of lacquer work in Paris and, soon after the Great War, became one of the most recherché and sought-after designers in Paris throughout the Art Deco period.
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