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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Lenore Tawney

Lenore Tawney, 1959

This portrait of fiber artist Lenore Tawney with her open-warp weaving “Shadow River” is included in the new book “Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction.” The book, which is published by our friends at National Gallery of Art in Washington, with The University of Chicago Press, “foregrounds a robust if over-looked strand in art history’s modernist narratives by tracing how, when, and why abstract art intersected with woven textiles (and such pre-loom technologies as basketry, knotting, and netting) over the past century.”

See more Karsh portraits of Lenore Tawney.