Born in Budapest in 1916, Tibor Reich was from a family of wealthy Jewish textile industrialists. Encouraged by his father he drew prodigiously from a young age. In 1933 he left Budapest to study textile design and architecture in Vienna, where he was influenced by the legacy of the Wiener Werkstätte and the Bauhaus. With the rise of Nazism in 1937 Reich emigrated to Britain to study textiles at Leeds University.Then the world’s leading centre for textile technology, science and woven design Reich excelled and achieved a first-class result in the City and Guilds Institute examination in Woollen and Worsted Weaving. It was here that he learnt to experiment and was awarded a Diploma in Textile Industries in September 1941, following the submission of a thesis entitled ‘The Economical Production of Novelty Fabrics’. After graduating from Leeds, Reich went to work for Tootals of Bolton, but left after a year.
Tibor’s Fabric designs
This is a picture of the interior of his house.
His interior designs for his house
Tibor’s Women in Black and White
Woman done in multi colours and in the Picasso Style
His Abstract Patterns
His Women and Faces which were done on brown paper using bits of white tape.
I am going to analyse these images and try to re-do them in my own style.