(1894 - 1970)
Hannah Ryggen was active/lived in Norway, Sweden. Hannah Ryggen is known for abstract and figurative socio-political themed tapestry.
Biography Hannah Ryggen
Born in 1894 in Malmö, Sweden, Hannah Ryggen’s introduction to art began with evening classes in painting, whilst working as a teacher. It was not until a study visit to Dresden in 1922 that she stopped painting in favour of dedicating her artistic career to weaving.
In 1924, Ryggen moved with her husband to Ørlandet – a remote region in Norway’s Trondheimsfjord. Here Ryggen taught herself the various processes of tapestry making, from the carding and spinning of wool, to the concoction of locally-sourced natural dyes from insects, plants, lichens and bark.
While Ryggen was included in several major international exhibitions in the 1950s and '60s, she remains largely unknown outside of Scandinavia. Recent showca
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