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Eileen Gray was a pioneer in modern design and architecture, and one of the few women to practice professionally in those fields before World War II. Born into a distinguished, upper-class household in Ireland in 1878, Gray spent her childhood between her family home, Brownswood House, in Ireland, and the family’s residence in the South Kensington district of London. In her early twenties she studied at the Slade School of Art in London, where she met artists Wyndham Lewis, Kathleen Bruce, Jessie Gavin, and Jessica Dismorr. Gray also developed at this time an interest in traditional Asian lacquer and studied briefly with Charles Dean, of whom little is known.

Screening: In Conversation with Eileen Gray

Saturday, February 29, 2:30-4pm

Andrew Hodgkinson conducted an interview with Eileen Gray in her Paris apartment. In this previously unknown recording, Hodgkinson and Gray discuss her work while looking at a portfolio she compiled that documents her long and distinguished career.   French documentary filmmaker Michael Pitiot directed this stunning new documentary. Cloé Pitiot and Philippe Garner adapted the interview for the film using period images and images taken from Gray’s portfolio.   Join us for a post screening conversation with Hodgkinson, Garner, and Cloé and Michael Pitiot.