Virginia Gardner Troy
Virginia Gardner Troy is an art historian who examines twentieth-century textiles in terms of their visual, technical and contextual significance. She is interested in 20th century designers who collected and admired non-Western and ancient textiles. She has authored two books, The Modernist Textile: Europe and America 1890-1940 (2006), and Anni Albers and Ancient American Textiles: From Bauhaus to Black Mountain (2002) and articles on Appalachian weaving, weaving during the Cold War, Bauhaus textiles, Marie Cuttoli and pictorial tapestry, and the textile work of Futurist artist Fortuato Depero. Dr. Troy is Associate Professor of Art History at Berry College in Georgia.