Water color on paper of a woodland scene, signed, approximately 10 X 12 inches, matted in in tan archival material, measuring with mat 13 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. MURIEL KING.
Water color on paper of a woodland scene, signed, approximately 10 X 12 inches, matted in in tan archival material, measuring with mat 13 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches.
MURIEL KING

(1900–77). American fashion designer and artist whose career spanned four decades. She distinguished herself by drawing detailed water colors of her designs, rather than sketching her fashions. She also designed costumes for major films in the 1930s and 1940s.

Water color on paper of a woodland scene, signed, approximately 10 X 12 inches, matted in in tan archival material, measuring with mat 13 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches.

King was not a designer in the traditional sense in that she did not make clothes, but rather, she created water color sketches of her fashions. In 1932, she was discovered by Lord & Taylor, the first store to sell her garments. Later that year, she opened her own couture salon on East 61st Street in New York. Her designs were popular among socialites. In 1943, she designed Flying Fortress uniforms for women workers at Boeing Airlines. The Museum at FIT held an exhibition of her design, "Muriel King: Artist of Fashion, " in 2009.

Item #2435

Price: $350.00