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An American art phenom and entrepreneur, the late Vera Neumann took the 60s art, fashion and home decor world by storm with her bright, bold color palettes and eye-catching prints. Vera began her dazzling career by studying at Cooper Union and then worked as an illustrator and textile designer before going into business for herself. Her first business endeavor was based out of the small studio apartment she shared with her husband, George. Together they built a silkscreen small enough to fit on their dining room table and printed placemats, which they cured in their oven. Famous for saying, "Fine art should not be relegated to the walls. It should surround you," each of the pieces you see on anthropologie.com began as an original piece of artwork by Vera and was then adapted into something wonderfully usable for your life.