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Ankle band/ornament

Photographer:
Amy Begay, Diné (Navajo), b. 1965  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Amy Begay, Diné (Navajo), b. 1965  Search this
Previous owner:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Donor:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Ankle band/ornament
Media/Materials:
Angora goat hide/skin, mohair/angora goat yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Dimensions:
36 x 29 x 3 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chinle, Navajo Reservation; Apache County; Arizona; USA
Date created:
1988-1989
Catalog Number:
25/3636
Barcode:
253636.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_269625
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Rug

Photographer:
Grace Henderson Nez, Diné (Navajo), 1913-2006  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Grace Henderson Nez, Diné (Navajo), 1913-2006  Search this
Previous seller:
Grace Henderson Nez, Diné (Navajo), 1913-2006  Search this
Previous owner:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Donor:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Rug
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Woven, dyed
Dimensions:
118.3 x 72.7 x 0.4 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1994
Catalog Number:
25/4377
Barcode:
254377.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270273
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Raised-outline rug

Photographer:
Larry Yazzie (weaver), Diné (Navajo), 1955-1995  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Larry Yazzie, Diné (Navajo), 1955-1995  Search this
Previous seller:
Larry Yazzie (weaver), Diné (Navajo), 1955-1995  Search this
Previous owner:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Donor:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Raised-outline rug
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, woven (raised outline style)
Dimensions:
126 x 72.3 x 0.5 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Camp Verde; Yavapai County; Arizona; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1994
Catalog Number:
25/4375
Barcode:
254375.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270271
Additional Online Media:

Rug

Photographer:
Helen Yazzie, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Helen Yazzie, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Previous seller:
J. L. Hubbell Trading Post  Search this
Previous owner:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Donor:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Rug
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Woven, dyed
Dimensions:
97.7 x 68.5 x 0.4 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1980-1981
Catalog Number:
25/4376
Barcode:
254376.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270272
Additional Online Media:

Textile

Photographer:
Pauline Begay, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Pauline Begay, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Previous seller:
J. L. Hubbell Trading Post  Search this
Previous owner:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Donor:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Textile
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Woven
Dimensions:
42 x 33 x 2 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Nazlini, Navajo Reservation; Apache County; Arizona; USA
Date created:
1980-1990
Catalog Number:
25/4439
Barcode:
254439.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270064
Additional Online Media:

Textile

Photographer:
Daisey Cleveland, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Daisey Cleveland, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Previous seller:
J. L. Hubbell Trading Post  Search this
Previous owner:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Donor:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Textile
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Dimensions:
42 x 33 x 2 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Steamboat, Navajo Reservation; Apache County; Arizona; USA
Date created:
1980-1990
Catalog Number:
25/4440
Barcode:
254440.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270398
Additional Online Media:

Textile

Photographer:
Sylvia Baldwin, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Sylvia Baldwin, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Previous seller:
J. L. Hubbell Trading Post  Search this
Previous owner:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Donor:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Textile
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Woven
Dimensions:
31 x 23.5 x 1 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Klagetoh, Navajo Reservation; Apache County; Arizona; USA
Date created:
1980-1990
Catalog Number:
25/4441
Barcode:
254441.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270399
Additional Online Media:

Textile

Photographer:
Daisey Cleveland, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Daisey Cleveland, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Previous seller:
J. L. Hubbell Trading Post  Search this
Previous owner:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Donor:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Textile
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Dimensions:
40 x 34 x 1 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Steamboat, Navajo Reservation; Apache County; Arizona; USA
Date created:
1980-1990
Catalog Number:
25/4442
Barcode:
254442.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270400
Additional Online Media:

Textile

Photographer:
Christine Begay, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Christine Begay, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Previous seller:
J. L. Hubbell Trading Post  Search this
Previous owner:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Donor:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Textile
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Woven
Dimensions:
34 x 25.3 x 0.5 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Ganado, Navajo Reservation; Apache County; Arizona; USA
Date created:
1980-1990
Catalog Number:
25/4443
Barcode:
254443.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270401
Additional Online Media:

Rug

Photographer:
Maggie Price, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Maggie Price, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Dr. Arch H. Gould (Dr. A.H. Gould), Non-Indian, 1903-1990  Search this
Donor:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Previous seller:
Dewey-Kofron Gallery  Search this
Object Name:
Rug
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, vegetal dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, woven
Dimensions:
117 x 83.6 x 0.4 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Ganado, Navajo Reservation; Apache County; Arizona; USA
Date created:
1970-1980
Catalog Number:
25/4378
Barcode:
254378.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270274
Additional Online Media:

Rug

Photographer:
Alice S. Yazzie, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Alice S. Yazzie, Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Donor:
Gloria F. Ross, Non-Indian, 1923-1998  Search this
Previous seller:
Russell Foutz Indian Room  Search this
Seller agent:
J. Russell Foutz, Non-Indian, 1914-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Rug
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Woven, dyed
Dimensions:
134.7 x 96.2 x 0.4 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1979
Catalog Number:
25/4379
Barcode:
254379.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270275
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Gloria Ross and Helen Frankenthaler

Subject:
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1981 September
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18932
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Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18932
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Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998

Creator:
Ross, Gloria F., 1923-1998  Search this
Subject:
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Temple Emanu-El (Bayonne, N.J.)  Search this
Dovecot Studios  Search this
Pace Editions (Firm)  Search this
Atelier Raymond Picaud  Search this
Pinton Atelier  Search this
Topic:
Navajo weavers  Search this
Tapestry  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Designers  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366323
AAA_collcode_rossglor
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_366323
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Gloria F. Ross [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_31470

Gloria Ross papers

Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Names:
Atelier Raymond Picaud  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Dovecot Studios  Search this
Pace Editions (Firm)  Search this
Pinton Atelier  Search this
Temple Emanu-El (Bayonne, N.J.)  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
14.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Paintings
Video recordings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1924-1998
Summary:
The papers of New York tapestry éditeur Gloria Ross measure 14.5 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1998. The bulk of the papers consist of project files that document her collaborations with artists to make tapestries of their paintings and collages. Also found are scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, exhibition files, professional activity files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York tapestry éditeur Gloria Ross measure 14.5 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1998. The bulk of the papers consist of project files that document her collaborations with artists to make tapestries of their paintings and collages. Also found are scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, exhibition files, professional activity files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artwork.

Biographical material includes resumes and career summaries, as well as an interview of Ross on one videocassette, and a few Frankenthaler family documents. Correspondence is with artists, weavers, workshops, publications, and galleries and is of a professional nature.

Project files document Ross's collaborations with prominent artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, and others. Project files may include correspondence, contracts, invoices, notes, photographs, yarn samples, and a few maquettes and cartoons. Also of note are extensive files regarding her collaborations with Navajo weavers to create tapestries based on geometric paintings by Kenneth Noland. Other project files include a commissioned tapestry for Temple Emanu-El in New York.

Exhibition files document various solo and group exhibitions of Gloria Ross tapestries and includes one videocassette from a 1978 exhibition. Records of her professional activities include her participation in symposia, lectures, and public events. Files may include correspondence, draft lectures, programs, and event publicity. Two short documentaries found on two videocassettes were produced for the Denver Art Museum. Personal business records document Ross's business relationships with weaving workshops and art galleries, most notably Atelier Raymond Picaud, Pinton atelier, Edinburgh Tapestry Company (Dovecot Studios), and Pace Editions, the major sales agent of Gloria Ross tapestries.

Printed material consists of catalogs, announcements, press releases, and other publications regarding exhibitions of Gloria Ross tapestries and Navajo tapestries. Photographs depict Ross, the Frankenthaler family, Ross's tapestries, weaving studios, and Navajo weavers. Artwork includes one painting by Paul Jenkins and unidentified textile and yarn samples.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1926-1998 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-1998 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Project Files, 1960-1998 (7.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-7, 14-15, 17-19, OVs 20, 22-24, Artifact)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1967-1994 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 17)

Series 5: Professional Activities, 1955-1997 (0.7 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1964-1998 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 8-10, OV 21)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1970s-1990s (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, 14)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1924-1990s (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 11, 16)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1970s-1990s (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 11-14, 17, 19)
Biographical / Historical:
Gloria F. Ross (1923-1998) was a tapestry éditeur in New York, New York.

Ross was born Gloria Frankenthaler in New York in 1923. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1943 and married Alfred Ross. They had three children: Alfred, Beverly, and Clifford. In 1954, Gloria Ross made her first needlepoint work from a design by her sister, abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler, and by the mid-1960s, she was exhibiting her tapestries and hooked rugs in New York. She established Gloria F. Ross Studio in 1966 and began regularly collaborating with artists such as Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Jack Youngerman, and Jean Dubuffet to make their works into tapestries. She created business partnerships with weaving workshops in Scotland and France to produce the works. In 1973 she had her first exhibition at Pace Editions, Inc., beginning a long relationship with the gallery as her main sales agent.

In 1979, Ross first traveled to the Navajo Nation to find weavers for a collaborative project with artist Kenneth Noland. She continued to visit the Southwest at least once a year until 1994, and she donated her collection of Navajo rugs and other textiles to the Denver Art Museum. Throughout the 1980s Ross traveled extensively for projects, exhibitions, and symposia. Her final commissioned project, completed in 1997, was a tapestry designed by artist Mark Podwol for Temple Emanu-El in New York. That same year she established the Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies in Tucson, Arizona.
Provenance:
Donated in 2013 by the Gloria Ross estate via Michael I. Katz, executor, with assistance from the Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program, University of Arizona, via Ann Lane Hedlund, director.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Gloria Ross papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Tapestry -- Design  Search this
Tapestry -- Production control  Search this
Tapestry -- Technique  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Navajo weavers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Paintings
Video recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rossglor
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rossglor

Gloria F. Ross & modern tapestry / Ann Lane Hedlund ; foreword by Grace Glueck

Title:
Gloria F. Ross and modern tapestry
Author:
Hedlund, Ann Lane 1952-  Search this
Ross, Gloria F  Search this
Subject:
Ross, Gloria F Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 367 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2010
C2010
20th century
Topic:
Tapestry--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_967597

Gloria F. Ross tapestries : [exhibition catalog]

Author:
Ross, Gloria F  Search this
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 18 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
[1979]
20th century
Topic:
Tapestry  Search this
Tapestry--Exhibitions  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
NK3012.A3 R824
NK3012.A3R824
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_133638

Reflections of the weaver's world : the Gloria F. Ross Collection of Contemporary Navajo Weaving / Ann Lane Hedlund

Author:
Hedlund, Ann Lane 1952-  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Ross, Gloria F Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : col. ill., map ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Navajo textile fabrics  Search this
Indian textile fabrics--Exhibitions  Search this
Hand weaving  Search this
Rugs--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
E99.N3 H45 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452179

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1998
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence is with artists, weavers, workshops, publications, and galleries. Contents are primarily of a professional nature discussing tapestry commissions and sales, artist collaborations, exhibitions. Subject matter may directly relate to correspondence found within project files, exhibition files, and personal business records. Some of the correspondence is in French.
Arrangement:
Correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Gloria Ross papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rossglor, Series 2
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Gloria Ross papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rossglor-ref10

Artist Collaborations

Collection Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1998
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Gloria Ross papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rossglor, Subseries 3.1
See more items in:
Gloria Ross papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rossglor-ref12

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