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Peggy Angus (1904-1993)

Peggy Angus was a painter, first and foremost, but she became best known for her crafts, designing tiles and creating hand-printed wallpaper from carved linoleum blocks. Her paintings of John Piper and the family of Ramsay MacDonald hang in the National Portrait Gallery in London. She rented an unimproved shepherd's cottage (Furlongs, near Beddingham) at the foot of the South Downs, and made that a home to which a circle of artists of gathered. These included Eric Ravilious and John Piper. Eric Ravilious considered that his time at Furlongs "...altered my whole outlook and way of painting, I think because the colour of the landscape was so lovely and the design so beautifully obvious ... that I simply had to abandon my tinted drawings".Peggy Angus taught art for many years at the North London Collegiate School for Girls. She galvanised the girls to improve their environment, daubing the walls of the school buildings with re