(Vera doin' what she do best)
Vera Neumann was an American artist and entrepreneur. Known only as Vera, she was best known for her bold graphics on scarves and continues to be an icon for simple, colorful designs. Vera was born in 1907 and started her career in art at an early age, filling sketchbook after sketchbook and going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art each Sunday with her father. After attending Cooper Union, Vera met George Neumann. They married and, fusing their backgrounds (Vera in art and George in textile printing), they created their first company, Printex. Hand painting each print then screenprinting them in their own home, the business grew and grew.
What followed, after joining with friend and salesmen Frederik Werner Hamm, was decades of beautiful, fun and creative artistry printed first (and most famously) on scarves and linens and then later on sportswear and luggage (even Anthropologie continues to sell Vera print chairs, sofas and clothes).
Vera's popularity boomed in the late fiftes and early sixties and was on a first-name basis (with her signature ladybug) with famous names like Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly.
(Marilyn posing with a Vera scarf)
To see what Vera merchandise we have in the store, click on the jump below!