Felice Rix-Ueno

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Felice Rix-Ueno
Felice Rix-Ueno - ZigZag Braid.jpg
Zigzag Braid by Felice Rix-Uno, 1922. Metropolitan Museum of Art]]
Died1967 (aged 73–74)
EducationUniversity of Applied Arts Vienna
OccupationTextile, wallpaper, and craft designer
Known forInfluential figure in the Japanese modern art scene

Felice "Lizzie" Rix-Ueno (1893–1967) was an Austrian textile, wallpaper, and craft designer. She lived in Japan, and became an influential figure in the Japanese modern art scene.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Felice Rix was born in Vienna.[1] She studied at University of Applied Arts Vienna and Josef Hoffmann was her teacher.[1][2]


She worked at Wiener Werkstätte. There, she designed wallpaper and textiles. She married Japanese architect Isaburo Ueno in 1925, who worked at Hoffmann's architecture firm.[1][2] They moved to Japan. She would teach at the Kyoto School of Arts after World War II.[1]


Her work is in held in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.[2][3][4][5][6] The National Museum of Modern Art describes her work as "demonstrating the fusion of sensibilities of Vienna and Kyoto."[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Felice Rix-Ueno". Textile Designers. Beloved Linens. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "The Isaburo & Felice "Lizzi" Ueno-Rix Collection From Vienna to Kyoto/From Architecture to Crafts". Exhibitions. National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  3. ^ Felice Rix-Ueno | People | Collection of Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  4. ^ The Metropolitan Museum of Art - ZIGZAG BRAID
  5. ^ Rix-Ueno, Felice | The Art Institute of Chicago
  6. ^ Felice Rix-Ueno. Untitled. Los Angeles County Museum of Art