Ray Eames


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(1913–88) The important contributions that Ray Kaiser made to furniture design and other innovative work in film and multimedia generally attributed to her husband Charles Eames have, until comparatively recently, been considerably downplayed. Her background was in the fine arts, studying at the May Friend Bennett School in Millbrook, New York (1931–3), and then with the painter Hans Hoffmann between 1933 and 1939. She continued her studies at the Cranbrook Academy from 1940 to 1941 where she met and married Charles Eames in 1941. This resulted in a productive, innovative, and fertile working relationship in many fields of design and visual culture. She also designed a number of textiles, some of which were put into production, and played a strong role in the Eameses' film, exhibition, and multimedia work.

From A Dictionary of Modern Design in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

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