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Karl Laurell woven fabric

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArt-0090

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.

Dates

  • circa 1950's

Creator

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.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 clam shell box)

Language

English

Overview

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.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 340

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The piece was donated by Kay Pearson.

Accession number(s): 2015 :005

Dimensions

The fabric is 112 X 52 inches.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in January 2015.

Creator

Source

Title
Karl Laurell woven fabric
Subtitle
RIT Art Collection
Status
Published
Author
Lisa Witt
Date
15 January 2015
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
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