the official portrait aged 14.
class at Greenwich House. Petruccelli centre at the easle facing right
04 the Mount Tabor studio 1985.
05 "Early in our correspondence, Tony sent me a swatch of his pyjama patterns. Only when I got to Mount Tabor did I see the amazing fabric designs he produced in the early 1930's with scenes of urban construction and other city scenes." CM June 1996
"In between [various art classes] I attended NY Textile High School for three years. I was allowed special privileges, to the detriment of other studies. A predilection for pattern was to be expected and it crops up in much of my work. Toby Tyler, my future wife, was a postgraduate student in the same department.
From 1925 to 1931, I was employed by Cheney Bros. in silk design. Toby was there too, and Federated Textiles in cotton (again, Toby). At the latter, after a stint in dress goods, I transferred to pyjama goods, where I did hundreds of stripe designs, till my outlook became figuratively vertical."