After the 2nd World War, wallpaper design saw a dramatic change of emphasis, becoming less restricted by production methods and a move to artistic expression that mirrored the age. This gave rise to the ‘feature wall’ with paper on just one wall of a room, patterns were simplified and textures encouraged. It was a ‘coming of age’ for wallpaper, shrugging off the boredom of Victorian and Edwardian eras and moving beyond William Morris’s design ideas.
Back in 1979 I received an interesting phone call which led me to Geneva to view an original copy of the complete Bible set by Marc Chagall. The owner of this fascinating collection was France’s answer to Frank Sinatra, the singer songwriter Charles Aznavour
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art