Elena Izcue, “Fabric sample with pre-Columbian inspired designs

Elena Izcue: When Art Déco Meets the Ancient Andes

Elena Izcue (1889 – 1970), Art Déco artist and teacher, found inspiration in the archaeological textiles and ceramics of Peru. From collaborating with Elsa Schiaparelli to being supported by the greatest museum curators of her time, Elena managed to bridge ancient Andean art with the bustling innovation of the roaring 20’s.
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