American metalsmith and jewelry artist Eleanor Moty was born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois in 1945. Her experimentation with industrial process, such as photoetching and electroforming, was revolutionary in the field of American art jewelry during the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1980s, her interest turned toward faceted planes and geometric designs.This interest instigated a working relationship with chemist Raoul Reiser. In 1980, Moty was the first woman and first humanities professor to receive the H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship for excellence in teaching at the Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison. She also received two National Endowment for the Arts craftsmen's fellowships. Throughout her career, Moty explored... more.