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  • Kurt Keefner

    Artist and weaver, Lenore Tawney, via Flickr.

  • Valerie Shockency

    Lenore Tawney, textile artist. I've never heard of this woman/artist, but looking at her in this photo, and seeing the intensity on her face as she creates, moves in her craft; it inspires me!!!

  • Dorothy Donahey

    Lenore Tawney was one of my favorite fiber artists who pioneered fiber art. I saw her work alongside my professor's work at a show in Cincinnati in 1970.

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Tapestry by fiber artist Lenore Tawney, from "Craft Horizons" March/April 1963. via Cathy of California

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Lenore Tawney, the 20th century pioneer in weaving, died in New York City on September 28, 2007 at age 100. One of the first artists to use fiber as her medium, her innovative use of scale and weaving techniques bridged the gap between craft and art. Although Lenore Tawney was not as recognized as other fiber artists such as Sheila Hicks, her sculptural works have been collected by major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The New York

Lenore Tawney is known as having redefined the possibilities for sculpture and weaving in the second half of the 20th century, according to Holland Cotter in The New York Times, and for blurring the boundaries between "craft" and "art." He wrote: "In the late 1950s and early 1960s...Ms. Tawney united them decisively and controversially."

Turquie, texte de Werner Kündig; Ph Fulvio Roiter. Editions Silva, Zurich, 1968.

Lenore Tawney at work / 1961. Photo: Ferdinand Boesch. For more fiber art content, join the FiberArtNow.net tribe.

Kairouan, Tunisia | 2009 ... can't tell much about the loom but the weaving and weaver deserve to be shared