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VeracollageIn 2014, when the name Vera is mentioned, typically, we think of Vera Bradley’s colorful textiles & accessories. Well….once upon a time, there was another Vera…Vera Neumann, whose colorful prints with her bold signature were a must have in every woman’s wardrobe.

“Vera Neumann was an unlikely revolutionary–her tiny five-foot-tall frame typically dressed in mod tunics and a bold scarf, armed with a quick but shy demeanor. But Vera­–the innovator of cross-licensing and one of the most successful female entrepreneurs of her time–had a radical philosophy: fine art should be accessible to everyone, not just a select few. She believed that artwork should not be relegated to walls. Rather, people should surround themselves with art–wear it, dine off it, and dream under it. And why not? Great art endures. It lifts your spirit and makes you feel better. Vera’s art certainly does. It’s bright, happy, and inspirational.”

Follow this link for more inspiration from the original Vera.

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We have all seen her work…but not many of us can attach the name of the artist to the work…Vera Neumann. Be sure to read the full Wikipedia version of her life story, it is inspirational. She and her husband started their company on the dining room table. During World War II linen was in short supply, so she moved to parachute fabric for her designs. The new book Vera: The art and Life of an Icon is now on my Amazon Wish List.

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