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19th July 2023
Karin Larsson's skills and contributions to the Larsson home were for a long time, like those of far too many wives and partners, overlooked in favour of those of her more famous husband. But in fact she was an extremely talented textile and furniture designer who developed a more abstract, modernist aesthetic than Carl who was influenced by the English Arts and Crafts movement. We see her here in 'Azalea' (1906); in the background is her loom with a typical piece of her colourful weaving. Karin finally gained serious recognition in 1997 with an exhibition at the V&A. Secondhand copies of the very informative catalogue can still be obtained.
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