|Institution:||Kent State University|
|Department:||College of the Arts / School of Art|
|Keywords:||Fine Arts; YOUNGSTOWN; Lanterman; Weaving; WOVEN PORTRAITS; Richard Mills|
|Full text PDF:||http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1239913345|
A series of four woven portraits portraying four of Youngstown’s businessmen whose contributions shaped the history of Youngstown during a 170-period. The project is the continuation of a portrait series developed from research into local theatres and related business individuals. The four entrepreneurs represented include Richard Mills, developer of commerical real estate, Fred Lee manager of The Hippodrome Theatre, George Wick founder of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company and German Lanterman, owner and operator of a water-powered gristmill. The portraits are woven using the double weave pick up technique and dyed yarns. The designs and images used in each portrait represent the individuals’s business speciality and elements that are associated with their identity.