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Renowned Textile Designer Jack Larsen Dies at 93

Jack Lenor Larsen, the world-renowned textile designer who founded the nonprofit sculpture garden and arboretum LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, died on Dec. 22 at his home, according to a report from Newsday. He was 93.

Known as "the dean of 20th century textile design," Larsen was a world traveler whose fascination with materials, patterns and weaving techniques from other nations inspired the draperies, rugs, upholsteries and other home furnishings he designed. Throughout his seven-decade career, Larsen's work appeared at such prestigious venues as the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Louvre.

"Jack’s genius was undeniable. His vision left an indelible mark on each of us and on communities near and far. How lucky we are to have been a friend of his. How fortunate we are to have been moved and inspired by him — and, indeed, together we will protect and honor his legacy. Jack was loved. Jack will be missed," read the tribute on LongHouse Reserve's website.

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