Jean Pierre Larochette?was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His father, Armand Larochette, was a third-generation French Aubusson tapestry weaver. Jean Pierre apprenticed at his father? workshop and in 1963 to 1964 studied and worked under the direction of internationally known French tapestry artist Jean Lur?t. Larochette was co-founder and director of the San Francisco Tapestry Workshop and teacher at the San Francisco State University textile program in the 1970s and 1980s. Based in Berkeley, California, for the past five decades, he has collaborated on work with his wife designer Yael Lurie, exhibiting and holding workshops internationally.?Yadin Larochette?has been weaving tapestries since the age of 6, when her father Jean Pierre Larochette built her first loom. She studied tapestry at the Manufacture Nationale de la Tapisserie des Gobelins and holds a BA in art history from the University of California at Berkeley and an MS from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.


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