- Raymond Duncan, American, 1878-1966
- Born: San Francisco, CA
- Work Locations: Paris, France
Printed and painted cotton
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Alex George
Raymond Duncan (American). Scarf. c. 1920. Printed and painted cotton. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Alex George. 1947.15.
Dimensionslength: 69 in, 175.2600 cm; width: 42 in, 106.6800 cm
DepartmentTextile Art and Fashion
CollectionTextile Art and Fashion-American
Like his dancer sister, Isadora, Raymond Duncan was fascinated with ancient Greek culture. To finance projects for his school of Greek art and craft, founded in Paris in 1911, he designed silk and cotton scarves and panels that his followers executed. They block-printed the outlines of the motifs and then added color by applying natural dyes with a brush. Two Parisian boutiques, staffed by women wearing ancient Greek dress, sold these scarves to fashionable ladies.
Known ProvenanceGifted April 1947 by Mr. Alex George to Denver Art Museum
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