Akers, Adela, 1933-

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Dates:
Birth 1933-02-07

Biographical notes:

Adela Akers (1933- ) is a fiber artist from Guerneville, Calif. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, Calif.

From the description of Oral history interview with Adela Akers, 2008 Mar. 4-6 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319940096

Adela Akers (1933- ) is a fiber artist living and working in California.

Akers was born and raised in Cuba. At the age of 27, she moved to the United States and began studying art. Her weavings consist of zigzags, checkerboard patterns and simple geometric shapes. She is a Professor Emeritus of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, where she taught from 1972 to 1995.

From the description of Adela Akers papers, 1968-2007. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744436550

Adela Akers (1933- ) is a fiber artist living and working in California.

Akers was born and raised in Cuba. At the age of 27, she moved to the United States and began studying art. Her weavings consist of zigzags, checkerboard patterns and simple geometric shapes. She is a Professor Emeritus of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, where she taught from 1972 to 1995.

From the description of Adela Akers papers, 1968-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 458414565

Adela Akers (1933- ) is a fiber artist and educator living and working in Guerneville, California.

Akers was born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and was raised in Havana, Cuba. She came to the United States as a student in 1957 and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 1965 she served as a weaving advisor in Peru for the Alliance for Progress and was an artist in residence at Penland School of Crafts from 1968-1970. From 1972 to 1995 Akers was a professor and chair of fiber arts at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. Her weavings consist of zigzags, checkerboard patterns, and simple geometric shapes.

From the guide to the Adela Akers papers, 1960-2009, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

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Subjects:

  • Fiber artists--Interviews
  • Decorative art
  • Fiber artists--California
  • Fiber artists
  • Educators--California
  • Weaving--Technique

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Places:

  • California (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)