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educator , textile artist

Leora Klaymer Stewart, American Textile artist, educator. Travel grantee The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1968-1969; craftsman fellow National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 1972-1973, 76-77. Fellow New York Textile Society Group, Textile Conservation.

Background

Stewart, Leora Klaymer was born on June 5, 1943 in Jerusalem. Came to the United States, 1952. Daughter of Errol and Reva (Svirsky) Klaymer.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1962;Master of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1968.

Career

Assistant professor Tyler School Art, Philadelphia, 1970-1972, New School Parsons, New York City, 1974-1977. Professor art Baruch College, 1977-1996, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 1987—2007. Textile designer LLAMA Studios, Palm Beach, Florida, Fashion Institute Of Technology-Textile Surface Design Department B521 New York City.

Guest artist Textile Study Group New York, 1992, Textile Arts Conference, Chicago, 1993, Textile Conservation Group, 1990. Juror/curator of numerous exhibitions. Lecturer in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman exhibits include Hadler/Rodriguez Galleries, New York City, 1976, 79, 2/20 Gallery, New York City, 2001, Gayle Willson Gallery, Sothampton, New York, Helsinki Museum Art & Design, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia. Two-person shows include Gayle Wilson Gallery, Southampton, Long Island, New York, 1988, 2/20 Gallery, New York City, 2004, Scripps Research Facilities, Jupiter, Florida, since 2010, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2010, Palm Beach Airport, West Palm Beach, since 2009. Group exhibits include Gayle Wilson Gallery, Southampton, 1993-1994, President' General’ s Office-Fashion Institute Of Technology, New York, 1993-1994, Colonial House Gallery, New York, 1994, Faculty Exhibition-Fashion Institute Of Technology Galleries, New York, 1995-2005, Academy of the Arts, Easton, Maryland, 1996, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Fla, 2004, SCripps Research Institute, 2009-2010, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens West Palm Beach, Florida, Palm Beach Airport Art, Florida, Armony Art Center, National Museum Women Artist, Washington, 2009-2010.

      Architectural commission Knoll International Showrooms, World Trade Center, Dallas, Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation, New York City, Bank of Hong Kong, World Trade Center, New York City, Bullock's Corporation, Christown Mall, Phoenix. Represented in permanent collections Prudential Life Insurance, Chase Manhattan Bank, Continental Wheat and Grain Corporation, Southeast Banking Corporation, Becton-Dickson Pharmaceutical Corp, Teaching Fiber Arts Program, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, since 2008.

Membership

Fellow New York Textile Society Group, Textile Conservation.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, traveling, hiking, bicycling, swimming.

Connections

father:
Errol Klaymer

mother:
Reva (Svirsky) Klaymer