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Claire Zeisler

 (1903 - 1991)
Claire Block Zeisler was active/lived in Illinois.  Claire Zeisler is known for three dimensional knotted and wrapped fiber art, weaving, art collector.

Biography   Claire Zeisler


Claire Zeisler (April 18, 1903 - September 30, 1991) was a noted American fiber artist who expanded the expressive qualities of knotted and braided threads.

Claire Block was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, attended Columbia College in Chicago for one year, then in 1921 married Harold Florsheim (an heir to Florsheim Shoe). In the 1930s she bought works by Paul Klee, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, and Picasso, and as well as tribal objects including African sculptures, tantric art, ancient Peruvian textiles and more than 300 American Indian baskets. After her divorce in 1943, she married Ernest Zeisler, a physician and author, in 1946.

Zeisler studied at the Chicago Institute of Design (formerly New Bauhaus) in the 1940s with Eugene Dana and   ...  Displaying 750 of 2531 characters.

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