Gloria Frankenthaler Ross (1923–98) combined modern American and European art with traditional European and American weaving to orchestrate expressive tapestries. During her career of thirty-four years based in New York, she worked with twenty-eight well-known American and French artists to translate their abstract and figurative imagery into the textile medium.
Gloria F. Ross Atelier
Gloria Frankenthaler Ross and her sister Helen Frankenthaler grew up in New York City amid the up and coming contemporary art scene. Textile scholar Ann Lane Hedlund introduced Ms. Ross to Ramona Sakiestewa and Navajo weavers from the Ganado, AZ area. In the 1990’s Ms. Ross commissioned Ramona to weave six tapestries designed by Kenneth Noland. Learn more at Ann Lane Hedlund’s Modern Tapestry website.