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Artwork of Marianne (Marian) Mahler

Identifier: Coll-730

Scope and Contents

The material is composed of artwork done for Penguin Books in the 1940s: Balloons, British shells, and Fashions.


  • Creation: 1940-1945

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Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

The designer, commercial artist, and book illustrator Marianne Mahler was brought up in Vienna, Austria, where she received her initial art education. In 1930s England she attended Royal Academy Schools. Mahler exhibited in Vienna, New York, Paris and London. She drew forStudioandVoguemagazines. She sometimes signed her work, 'Marian'. One of her designs of a swinging 'mobile', available in three colour ways, was manufactured by David Whitehead Ltd, 1952. In 1952, she had also designed semi-abstract birds, vases, and bowls, printed on rayon. Mahler lived in London.


3 pieces artwork.

Physical Location


Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession nos. E91.115-117


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Artwork of Marianne (Marian) Mahler (fl. 1930-1950)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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