Marianne Strengell is undoubtedly one of the most important textile artists of the 20th century. Born in Helsinki, Finland in 1909, her family possessed a design pedigree; her father, Gustaf Strengell, was an architect, and her mother Anna an interior design director at Hemflit-Kotiahkeruus. She studied weaving at the Central School of Industrial Art in Helsinki and graduated in 1929. In 1937, Eliel Saarinen, a friend of her father’s (and despite the age difference, soon a close friend of Strengell’s as well), invited her to teach at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She served as a weaving instructor there until 1942. Upon the retirement of Eliel’s wife, Loja Saarinen,... more.

We have 77 objects that Marianne Strengell has been involved with.

Marianne Strengell is also known as Marianne Strengell Hammarstrom.

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