Angus, who died in 1993 at the age of 89, seemed to embody the Bohemian nature of Britain’s mid-century art and design scene.
Born in a Chilean railway station to Scottish parents, Angus first studied fine art before moving to design as it was easier to earn a living.
Her house at Furlongs in the South Downs was frequented by a circle of artists and designers including Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden.
Angus specialised in tile and wallpaper design and her commissions included Gatwick Airport’s original buildings and Glyndwr University at Wrexham.
Her hand-made wallpaper was created by translating tile patterns into hand-cut lino blocks, which were used to create prints.
The Towner exhibition will ‘draw inspiration from the chaotic Bohemian atmosphere of her home in Sussex’.
Wallpaper and tile designs will be presented alongside paintings, sketches, photographs, films, furniture and other archive ephemera.
Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter, is at Towner, College Road, Eastbourne BN12, from 12 July-22 September.