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Panel (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of cotton, plain weave; block printed.

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; block printed.

Date:

c. 1925

Artist:

Designed by Richard Lisker (German, 1893–1955)
Produced by Deutsche Werkstätten AG (Founded 1913)
Germany, Dresden and Munich

About this artwork

Lisker was an accomplished painter and designer whose two textile panels shown here couldn’t be more unlike, thus suggesting his range as an artist. This one is reminiscent of a nonrepresentational African textile pattern favored in the Kuba culture of the Congo, while the other is a naive winter hunt scene drawn in reserve on a dark blue ground. In 1924 Lisker became professor (later director) at the City Art School in Frankfurt, so his submission of textile patterns to DEWETEX, founded just the year before, was likely done on a freelance basis.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Richard Lisker (Designer)

Title

Panel (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)

Origin

Munich

Date

Made 1915–1935

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; block printed

Dimensions

200.7 × 79.4 cm (79 × 31 1/4 in.) Warp repeat: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Allerton

Reference Number

1927.783

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