Fiber Art of Lenore Tawney

As I continue to research and discover about Fiber Artists who were “doing their thing” when the craft was considered more of “women’s work “, I love when I find out about women who were making history and being innovator of the craft. Not only were the women making the wears for their family innovators and artists but they had people like Lenore Tawney as a motivator that what they did was special.

Thanks to Rachel Dickerson at Artspace DC for sharing this with me.

Lenorw Tawney, 1959 by Yousuf Karsh

Lenore Tawney: Mirror of the Universe continues at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin) through March 7, 2020. Lenore Tawney (1907–2007) was an American artist who is known for her groundbreaking work in fiber as well as for her drawings, collages, and assemblages.

Photo courtesy of Deborah Bremer, Hyperallergic

While sexism and the craft world’s segregation from the fine art world affected her career, Tawney also became less productive in the ’70s as she committed herself to Buddhism and Siddha Yoga.” Deborah Brehmer

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