You are here:
(Swedish, born Finland, 1910-1994)
(Swedish, est. 1902)
Plain weave linen, loom width, printed
Overall: 97.2 x 130.8 cm (38 1/4 x 51 1/2 in.)
The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1954.200
Gråsten’s grid-patterned textiles were especially popular with young urban women in the 1950s.
Viola Gråsten’s textile patterns often use stark abstraction and geometry, a design feature of traditional native Finnish rugs. Her textile design Raff won her a gold medal at the important 1951 Triennale in Milan. Throughout the mid-20th century Gråsten continued to design abstract patterns that were especially popular among young consumers for their modernist flair.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is something not working on this page? Please email email@example.com.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar.