Beryl Dean, MBE

Chasuble

Dates: b.1911 - d.2001

Gender: Female

Nationality: British

Beryl Dean trained at The Royal School of Needlework as well as at Bromley School of Art and the Royal College of Art. She is frequently credited with bringing ecclesiastical embroidery into the 20th Century when its traditional styles and asthetics were growing tired and anachronistic. Read more…

Featured artworks by this artist:

Other artworks in churches by this artist:

These are too numerous to list here but include: Altar frontal, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 1969; Altar frontals, St Margaret's King's Lynn, 1965 & 69; Hammersmith Cope and Mitre (designed by Susan Riley, see separate Ecclesiart entry), 1968; Copes for Canterbury Cathedral, 1975-80; The Jubilee Cope, Diocese of London, 1977; Windsor Panels, Rutland Chantry, Windsor Castle, 1974

Biography:

Beryl Dean trained at The Royal School of Needlework as well as at Bromley School of Art and the Royal College of Art. She is frequently credited with bringing ecclesiastical embroidery into the 20th Century when its traditional styles and asthetics were growing tired and anachronistic. She was a well-respected teacher and many of her students have designed and embroidered fine ecclesiastical textiles in their own right.