Tuesday, December 11, 2012

R.I.P. Evelyn Ackerman

Last month, Evelyn Ackerman passed away at the age of 88. She, along with her craftsman/artist husband Jerome, helped shape the homes and interiors of the American Mid-Century. Ackerman created a stunning array of designs both figurative and abstract in a stunning array of materials that included mosaics, stained glass, cast metal, ceramics, and textiles, wall hangings, and hooked rugs. Her marvelous child-like aesthetic (which blossomed from the zeitgeist along with the likes of designer Alexander Girard) spoke to a new sense of style at the time. Her color palettes were celebrations of hues that were suddenly possible in the 50s and 60s due to new chemical processes. But all her work was rooted in the idea that with handcrafting a piece of art comes dignity.

To learn more about Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, and to see more of their marvelous work, visit their website.

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