British textile designer, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, 1933. Her designs are associated with the Caribbean Artists Movement of the 1960s and she is known as the first British designer of African descent to earn an international reputation.
Dress fabric ‘Tropic’, designed by Althea Mcnish. Printed on silk, manufactured by Ascher Ltd. Victoria and Albert Museum collection no T.192-1988. Reproduced with the agreement of the V& A and Althea Mcnish.