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Textile, Egyptienne, 1954

This is a Textile. It was designed by Lamartine Le Goullon and produced by Associated American Artists. It is dated 1954 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

Egyptienne, Lamartine Le Goullon’s hieroglyphic-inspired design, was produced in multiple colorways. In this version, wavy bands of yellow and orange provide a backdrop for Egyptian-esque figures in black and white. Sportswear company Catalina released several womenswear pieces in 1955 using Egyptienne in its various colorways, including a swimsuit, dress, and skirt. (1)

Another design by Le Goullon, entitled Futuriste (5826.45.2016), and a Catalina swimsuit fashioned from Le Goullon’s Sudan print are part of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art’s traveling exhibition, “Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934-2000.”

(1) Gail Windisch, Sylvan Cole Jr., and Karen J. Herbaugh, Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934-2000 (Manhattan: Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, Kansas State University, 2016): 203.

This object was donated by American Textile History Museum. It is credited American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of Anne Cadrette.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 116.8 × 85.1 cm (46 in. × 33 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Egyptienne, 1954; Designed by Lamartine Le Goullon (American, 1917 - 1998); cotton; H x W: 116.8 × 85.1 cm (46 in. × 33 1/2 in.); American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of Anne Cadrette; 2016-35-45

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