jerome ackerman

Mosaics and Tapestry by Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman

Top Mosaic: Pennants, mosaic panel, 1958

Bottom Mosaic: Autumn Abstract, mosaic panel, 1958

Right Wall Hanging: California Poppies, crewel embroidery, 1970

Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism Exhibition at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA


Birds of a Feather, 1962

Birds of a Feather is a wool tapestry designed by Evelyn Ackerman in 1962.

Evelyn (1924) and Jerome Ackerman (1920) played a central role in the distinctive aesthetic of California mid-century modernism. Employing their deep knowledge of fine art, traditional craft, and design, the couple created a body of work remarkable for its diversity of styles, techniques, and materials.

The creative direction of their work grew out of the principles of the Bauhaus, a design movement based on an influential German art and design school that flourished from 1919 to 1933. Their signature design style moved from abstract modernism to figurative stylization.