ABOUT LANETTE SCHEELINE
Born in northern California, Lanette Scheeline (American, 1910–2001) was an American textile and wallpaper designer. She graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of California at Berkeley in 1932. She also took a textile design course at UCLA and a year of coursework at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco. After teaching art for one year, Scheeline began to work for Louma Prints, a textile silkscreen factory in San Francisco. Her work with Louma was cut short by World War II, when she relocated to Marin county to work in a shipyard. She resumed her career after the war, establishing her own design studio in Mill Valley, California.
After 1945, Scheeline began designing wallpapers for William Katzenbach, the primary partner for the New York–based avant-garde wallpaper firm Katzenbach and Warren. Around 1955 Scheeline produced a new type of mural decoration for Katzenbach, the Tree series. Designs by Scheeline were often custom and created using block printing, intaglio, and machine printing techniques. She also experimented with printing designs on Japanese paper. Her designs were largely influenced by natural forms and botany, which can be seen in her works in the Cooper Hewitt collection.