Pew Fellow, 1996
Yvonne Bobrowicz (1928–2022) began her career as a traditional weaver and moved on to more abstract and unconventional sculptural works over the course of her seven-decade career. The fiber artist’s weavings and knotted sculptures are currently held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Racine Museum of Art, Nationalmuseum in Sweden, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. After studying weaving at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bobrowicz studied under textile artist Anni Albers at the Philadelphia Museum and School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts) and later collaborated with architects Anne Tyng and Louis I. Kahn. She taught at Drexel University as an adjunct professor for more than thirty years.