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Trude Guermonprez

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Design +1 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

Trude Guermonprez (1910-1979) was a highly regarded textile designer born in Germany. Guermonperz immigrated to America and began teaching weaving at the Black Mountain College in North Carolina until the weaving program there ended. Trude Guermonperz then went on to teach at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute), and finally at California College of Arts and Crafts (now known as the California College of Art & Design) where she became chair of the department. Through her teaching Guermonperz had an enormous impact on American weavers, many cite her as an influence and inspiration. Trude Guermonprez's work includes designs that were completed for clients and industry as well as broad collection of highly experimental pieces. This collection includes examples of functional designs for clients, experimental designs and samples, as well as a selection of her beautifully rendered sketches for designs.

This collection focuses on the objects within the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum collection from Trude Guermonprez, yet also includes photographs of the designer from the Archives of American Art.

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Trude Guermonprez

Archives of American Art

Trude Jalowetz (Guermonprez)

Archives of American Art

BIO

Mandy Horton

Experimental Design

Mandy Horton

Trude and John for the Project "Faces"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Warp Face

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Warp Face

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Weft Face

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Functional Design

Mandy Horton

Textile

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Layered and Textured Grid

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

First Snow

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Starlight

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Textile

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Textile

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Temple Rodef Shalom ark curtain trial

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sketches

Mandy Horton

Design for a Rug with Circles in Squares

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for a Curtain, Beth Am Synagogue, Los Altos, CA

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for Textile with Two Doves

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for Ark Curtain with Crest, for a St. Louis Synagogue

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for a Wedding Canopy, Beth Am Synagogue, Los Altos, CA

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Textile Design: Trees on Burlap

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for a Curtain, Park Synagogue, Cleveland Heights, OH

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for Woven Textile: Toll

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for Woven Torah Cover with Repeating "Shin"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for Woven Textile: Toll

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for an Ark Curtain, Beth Am Synagogue, Los Altos, CA

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for a Rug

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Samples

Mandy Horton

Sample

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Spring

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Achilles

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sample

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sample

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sample

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sample

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sample

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sample

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sample

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Card wound with yarns

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum