Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

← Back to photo galleries

American Masters: Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect And The Painter

From 1941 to 1978, the husband-and-wife team of Ray and Charles Eames brought unique talents to their partnership. He was an architect by training; she was a painter and sculptor. Together, they are considered America’s most important and influential designers, whose work helped shape, literally, the second half of the 20th century and remains culturally vital and commercially popular today. "Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect And The Painter" airs Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV.

Charles and Ray Eames.

Charles and Ray Eames.

Credit: Courtesy of Herman Miller

Ray and Charles Eames examining the sling locations to be covered by fabric lapping in a prototype of the Aluminum Group Lounge Chair, 1957.

Ray and Charles Eames examining the sling locations to be covered by fabric lapping in a prototype of the Aluminum Group Lounge Chair, 1957.

Credit: Courtesy of ©2011 Eames Office, LLC

Ray and Charles Eames photographing an early model of the exhibition “Mathematica: A World of Numbers … and Beyond,” 1960.

Ray and Charles Eames photographing an early model of the exhibition “Mathematica: A World of Numbers … and Beyond,” 1960.

Credit: Courtesy of ©2011 Eames Office, LLC

Ray Eames with an early prototype version of The Toy, made of cardboard triangles; outside the Eames House, 1951.

Ray Eames with an early prototype version of The Toy, made of cardboard triangles; outside the Eames House, 1951.

Credit: Courtesy of ©2011 Eames Office, LLC

Charles and Ray Eames departing for Moscow and the American National Exhibition, 1959.

Charles and Ray Eames departing for Moscow and the American National Exhibition, 1959.

Credit: Courtesy of ©2011 Eames Office, LLC

Ray and Charles Eames selecting slides for the exhibition, “Photography & the City, 1968."

Ray and Charles Eames selecting slides for the exhibition, “Photography & the City, 1968."

Credit: Courtesy of ©2011 Eames Office, LLC

Charles and Ray Eames posing on a Velocette motorcycle, 1948.

Charles and Ray Eames posing on a Velocette motorcycle, 1948.

Credit: Courtesy of ©2011 Eames Office, LLC

Ray and Charles Eames at home, circa 1970.

Ray and Charles Eames at home, circa 1970.

Credit: Courtesy of ©2011 Eames Office, LLC

Charles and Ray Eames’ grandson Eames Demetrios at the Eames House.

Charles and Ray Eames’ grandson Eames Demetrios at the Eames House.

Credit: Courtesy of Quest Productions/Bread and Butter Films

DCW (dining height chair, wood legs); molded plywood dining chair, 1946.

DCW (dining height chair, wood legs); molded plywood dining chair, 1946.

Credit: Courtesy of ©2011 Eames Office, LLC

Eames Lounge (full front, without ottoman).

Eames Lounge (full front, without ottoman).

Credit: Courtesy of Herman Miller

Eames Aluminum Group Lounge (1958).

Eames Aluminum Group Lounge (1958).

Credit: Courtesy of Herman Miller

Molded plywood children’s chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames.

Molded plywood children’s chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames.

Credit: Courtesy of Quest Productions/Bread and Butter Films

Blue molded fiberglass chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames.

Blue molded fiberglass chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames.

Credit: Courtesy of Quest Productions/Bread and Butter Films

Forgot your password?