Helen Frances Gregor Sarabande



Sarabande: Technique: Gobelin weave and wire construction, Material: Wool and linen, Size: Height 10 ft. Width 5 ft.


Helen Frances Gregor/ 1921- 1989

Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia Resides in Toronto, Ontario Graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, England, and studied at the American School of Craftsmen, Rochester, New York, U.S.A. Has travelled widely and taken special studies in Sweden and Japan. Member of the staff of the Ontario College of Art since 1952, and now head of the textile department. Participated in numerous group exhibitions in Ontario; Paris, France; Stuttgart, Germany; Surrey University, England; Canada House. London, England; and at the 4th International Biennial of Tapestry, Lausanne, Switzerland. Held a one-man exhibition at the Architectural Association, Toronto. Awarded two Canada Council travelling grants. Represented in many collections including Queen’s University, Kingston; The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and Benson and Hedges, Toronto. Public commissions include tapestries tar New College, University of Toronto; Hamilton Place, Hamilton; and the Toronto Star Building.

Statement: Tapestry is structure - architecture light. dark soft - harsh space - dimension power - touch gentleness -‘strength a whole world people - buildings labour – love


the above information is taken from the Textiles into 3-D broadsheet Poster used to promote the original exhibition


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