Glen and Charlene Kaufman textile collection

Glen and Charlene Kaufman textile collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Glen and Charlene Kaufman textile collection
Creator: Kaufman, Glen
Inclusive Dates: 20th century
Language: English
Extent: 400 Linear Feet (300 boxes)
Collection Number: UA11-188
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Glen Kaufman (b. 1932) is a textile artist who lives and works in Athens, Georgia and Kyoto, Japan. He was also a Professor of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens from 1967-2008.

After graduating with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kaufman went on to attend the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and to obtain his MFA in 1959. The following year he attended the State School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, Denmark on a Fulbright Grant.

In 1967 he began teaching fiber arts at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia where he continued teaching until 2008. In 1979 he traveled extensively throughout Asia and became enamored with Japan and their fiber arts traditions. By 1985 he was spending six months every year in Japan where he continued to work and show his art. His work from this time was heavily influenced by Japanese motifs such as the grid, which was predominately featured in his pieces. He continues to produce fiber art and display his work today in places such as the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of textiles collected from all over the globe, with particular strengths in Turkish, Japanese, and Indian fabrics and an overall emphasis on Asian materials.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

A pictoral inventory of the collection is linked below. The collection must be accessed at the Special Collections Building on the University of Georgia campus, and can be viewed by appointment by contacting Special Collections at (706) 542-7123 or

Preferred Citation

Glen and Charlene Kaufman textile collection, UA11-188, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

Glen and Charlene Kaufman textile collection inventory

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