Ilonka Karasz (American, b. Hungary, 1896-1981) studied art at the Royal Academy of Arts and Crafts in Budapest, where she was one of the first women to be admitted. After immigrating to the United States in 1913, she became an active member of the New York art scene. In 1914, she co-founded the European-American artists' collective Society of Modern Art with Winold Reiss. She also taught textile design at the Modern Art School in New York City. Karasz was the founding director of Design Group, Inc., a firm of industrial designers, craftspeople, and artists. She was considered a pioneer of textile designs requiring the use of the Jacquard loom. She worked with the DuPont-Rayon Company on improving the... more.