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Max L. Lenderman fiber art

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArt-0010

Scope and Contents

Max Lenderman fiber art contains 4 pieces:

"Mysterious Landscape"
Wool sculpture wall hanging, 11 x 21 feet
Untitled
Small multicolor wall hanging, 19 x 38 inches
Untitled
Goat hair wall hanging, 42 x 76 inches
Wool tapestry (attributed to Lenderman or Donald Bujnowski)
34 x 88 inches

Dates

  • circa 1979

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Textile artist Max L. Lenderman earned a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and Master of Fine Arts in ceramics and textiles from the University of Kansas. He came to RIT in 1973 to teach at the School for American Crafts. Prior to this, he was chair of the weaving department at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Lenderman taught at RIT for 34 years and retired in 2007.

He is known for his sculptural and conceptual wall hangings. His large hanging piece Mysterious Landscape was inspired by the autumn colors of the wooded areas around campus.

Extent

3.33 Linear Feet (1 Oversize lid box, 3 Items)

Language

English

Overview

Max Lenderman fiber art contains 4 pieces: 2 wall hangings, 1 wool sculpture, and 1 piece attributed to Lenderman or Donald Bujnowski.

Arrangement

Fiber art pieces are stored individually.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelves 73, 81 (with Art on Campus collections)

Bibliography

  • Max Lenderman at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Additional description and images of artist work in View It! The Art and Architecture of RIT. By David Pankow, Becky Simmons, Houghton Wetherald. Rochester, NY: Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2004.

Dimensions

Approximate sizes of fiber art pieces vary from 38 x 19 inches to 11 x 21 feet.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in August 2011.
Title
Max L. Lenderman fiber art
Subtitle
RIT Art Collection
Status
Published
Author
Amy Vilz
Date
19 August 2011
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY 14623 USA
(585) 475-4613