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Textile, Ringles, 1954

This is a Textile. It was produced by Knoll Textiles. It is dated 1954 and we acquired it in 2011. Its medium is cotton and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

In 1945, Carol Summers graduated from Bard College, where he studied painting under Stefan Hirsch and woodcutting with Louis Schanker. While developing his artistic practice, he submitted some textile patterns to an agent in hopes of supplementing his income. One of these patterns, Ringles, is a dynamic design of small rings and circles in closely related colors that was produced by Knoll in 1954.
Although Ringles was well-received and was included in the Textiles USA exhibition at MoMA in 1956, it was Summers’s only design for Knoll. Summers is better known for his paintings and woodcuts, many of which are in the collections of major American museums.

It is credited Gift of Richard and Trudy Schultz.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 125.4 x 120.7 cm (49 3/8 x 47 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

"Ringles" Designed by Carol Summers for Knoll Textiles Inc. (printed in selvedge)

Cite this object as

Textile, Ringles, 1954; Produced by Knoll Textiles (United States); USA; cotton; H x W: 125.4 x 120.7 cm (49 3/8 x 47 1/2 in.); Gift of Richard and Trudy Schultz; 2011-25-4

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