I was sad to read that Tadek Beutlich had died. Sad not only because such an innovative studio artist has ceased to be, but also that I had not thought about his work for such a long time.
I first really took note of his work in the late 70s in Crafts magazine which in those days was full of such exciting work. Then in 1983 I was lucky enough to be in Zimbabwe to see works in the British Council touring exhibition Fabric and Form, New Textile art from Britain, selected by Michael Brennand-Wood. I scanned the piece above from that catalogue.
There is very little online, but I have tracked down some links to images: here, here, here, here, and here. The last two, when I saw the pieces originally excited me to beginning to think about figurative textiles, just before I embarked on working in the field myself.
Through my online trawling I also found that he produced prints - which links in nicely to the exploration I am currently making of that medium. Beutlich's death has spurred me to look again at that time when I began to be aware of the world of studio crafts.