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Prominent Figures of the Textile Industry - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this chapter to study the most prominent figures of the textile industry. In addition to figures like Maggie Grey and Raoul Duffy, you'll identify and study many different types of textile artists and designers. Take the included lessons quizzes to remember key information, and try the chapter exam to make sure you fully understand the material. If you have any questions, you can submit them to our instructors online. The chapter is also accessible at any time of day or night, and you can use any computer or mobile device to study. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss the lives and contributions of Maggie Grey and Raoul Duffy
- Identify famous printed textiles artists
- Recognize famous textile designers from Scotland, Britain, Australia and South Africa
- Assess the works of famous sustainable, fashion, woven, interior, constructed, art deco and contemporary textile designers
- Name famous textile designers from the 1950s
1. Maggie Grey: Biography, Techniques & Textiles
Melted plastic and machine embroidery. Stitches and slashes of color. Textile artist Maggie Grey uses all these elements in her work. In this lesson, explore Grey's life and work, and learn about her techniques.
2. Famous Printed Textiles Artists
Do you like bold bright prints or subtle patterns in pastel colors? Who designs textile patterns? In this lesson, learn about some famous designers of printed textiles.
3. Raoul Duffy: Biography, Paintings & Textiles
Sometimes an artist excels in multiple mediums. In this lesson, explore the life and career of French artist Raoul Duffy, who painted and designed textiles.
4. Constructed Textiles Designers
Do you have a favorite sweater or woven blanket? Have you ever thought about who designed them? In this lesson, explore the work of several constructed textile designers.
5. Contemporary Textile Artists in Australia
Textiles artists work in many ways, using a variety of materials and styles. In this lesson, you'll learn about several contemporary Australian textile artists.
6. Famous Contemporary Textile Designers
Do you have a favorite kind of fabric design? Who created it? In this lesson, learn about three famous contemporary textile designers, the mediums they use to create their textile designs, and the motifs featured in their work.
7. Famous Art Deco Textile Designers
Do you like clothing with bold and colorful designs? Have you ever seen a large rug woven in geometric patterns? Perhaps these pieces were influenced by Art Deco textiles. In this lesson, learn about some famous Art Deco textile designers.
8. Famous Interior Textile Designers
Who creates textile patterns for the fabrics in your home? It's the job of interior textile designers. In this lesson, learn about several famous interior textile designers.
9. Famous Scottish Textile Designers
Can a country become famous for certain kinds of products? Can someone become famous for designing tablecloths? this lesson, learn about some famous Scottish textile designers.
10. Famous Woven Textile Designers
Bold colors and geometric patterns. Some artists create patterns in textiles and have become famous for incorporating these elements into their weaving. In this lesson, learn about several famous woven textile designers.
11. Famous British Textile Designers
Do you like fabrics with pastel colors or bold prints? Who creates the designs found on the fabrics we wear and use in our homes? In this lesson, learn about some famous British textile designers.
12. Famous Fashion Textile Designers
Do you have a favorite shirt with a bold print on it? How about a colorful scarf or skirt? In this lesson, learn about some famous fashion textile designers.
13. Famous South African Textile Designers
Some artists draw inspiration from their home country. It's certainly true of people in one African country who create bright patterned textiles. In this lesson learn about several famous South African textile designers.
14. Famous Sustainable Textile Designers
Making textiles can be dirty business. Today, some textile designers strive to create textiles that are friendlier to the environment. In this lesson, learn about famous sustainable textile designers.
15. Famous 1950s Textile Designers
In the 1950s, textile designs were emerging from World War II. Designers in this period took existing textile designs and made them modern with bold uses of color and pattern.
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