Evelyn Williams Anselevicius, Untitled from the Geodesic Series, ca. 1970s. Tapestry. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of Wes Rousser.

Evelyn Williams Anselevicius (Student 1947) (b.1923-d.2003)

Evelyn Anselevicius was an internationally recognized fiber artist known for her large-scale woven tapestries. She often used Mexican rug weaving techniques and wool that was spun and dyed in Mexico. 

She was born Evelyn Hill in Oklahoma and grew up in the Texas Panhandle. At Black Mountain College, she studied under Josef Albers, who influenced her work significantly. After BMC she attended the Institute of Design in Chicago and was an apprentice under the weaver Majel Chance. In the 1950s, she produced unconventional designs for Knoll Textiles.

Anselevicius’ work was featured in the first exhibition dedicated to contemporary weaving, Wall Hangings at the Museum of Modern Art in 1969, alongside works by Anni Albers and others. Her tapestries are held in collections worldwide.

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