Karl Laurell woven fabric
Scope and Contents
Karl Laurell woven fabric collection consists of a length of hand woven fabric made of flax and linen fiber. It has two hems and was possibly intended for use as a curtain.
- Creation: circa 1950's
- Laurell, Karl (Artist, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Well known textile artist Karl Laurell graduated from SAC in 1950 and ran Plymouth Colony Farms weaving shops before striking out on his own as a freelance designer and textile consultant. He was commissioned to weave fabrics for New York's Cloisters and exhibited in MoMA's 1950 "Design for Use" exhibition. He joined the SAC faculty in 1953 with a national reputation firmly in place.
1 Linear Feet (1 clam shell box)
Karl Laurell woven fabric collection consists of a length of hand woven flaz fabric. Laurell was on the faculty in the School for American Crafts at RIT from 1953-1957.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The piece was donated by Kay Pearson.
Accession number(s): 2015 :005
The fabric is 112 X 52 inches.
Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in January 2015.
- Pearson, Kay (Donor, Person)
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Art collections (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Faculty (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. School of Photographic Arts and Sciences -- Awards (Organization)
- Karl Laurell woven fabric
- RIT Art Collection
- Lisa Witt
- 15 January 2015
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