Peter Stackpole—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Caption from LIFE. "Natural designs embodied in Mojave desert plants fascinate (Charles) Eames, who likes to mount them on the wall of his studio. From them, he says he gets ideas for his own designs.
Raoul Dufy was a French Fauvist painter. He developed a colorful, decorative style that became fashionable for designs of ceramics and textiles, as well as decorative schemes for public buildings. He is noted for scenes of open-air social events.
Constantin Brâncuși was a Romanian-born sculptor who made his career in France. As a child he displayed an aptitude for carving wooden farm tools. Formal studies took him first to Bucharest, then to Munich, then to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.