Eszter Haraszty, Tracy, 1952
Eszter Haraszty (1920-1994)
Born in Hungary, Eszter Haraszty attended the University of Fine Arts in Budapest and worked in costume design before immigrating to New York in 1946. She was Knoll's director of textiles from 1949 to 1955 where she designed innovative prints for their up-scale furniture lines.
Triad, screen printed linen, 1955
Collection of the Museum of Modern Art
Fibra Screen printed linen, 1953,
Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt.
The 1950s became the 1960s, and Haraszty moved to Southern California to garden. She became well-known for her stitchery, focusing on poppies.
Designing kits for Bucilla
They didn't call it Poppy Power for nothing...
Californians know poppies can be invasive.
Cathy likes the poppy look:http://cathyofcalifornia.typepad.com/cathy_of_california/2011/08/eszter-haraszty-texile-designer-stitcher-style-icon-and-lover-of-poppies.html