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The Paperfolding of George Rhoads
 

Introduction

George Rhoads was born in 1926.

Chronology

1958

Issue 2 of 'The Origamian', published in November 1958, lists George Rhoades (sic). as being among those whom Lillian oppenheimer has made 'Honorary Members' of the Origami Center.

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Volume 1, Issue 5 of The Origamian for March 1959 contained mention of 'G Rhoades (sic) inimitable and intricate dog'.

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1959

George Rhoads is credited with illustrating 'Fun-time Paper Folding' by Elinor Tripato Massoglio, which was published by Childrens Press in Chicago in 1959.

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According to the exhibition catalogue, Rhoads contributed a number of designs to the 'Plane Geometry and Fancy Figures' exhibition held at the Cooper Union Museum in New York in the Summer of 1959, one of which, his Armadillo, was featured in a photograph.

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Armadillo

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1961

'The Art of Origami' by Samuel Randlett was published by E P Dutton in New York in 1961, contained a (three-legged) 'Longhorn Bull' attributed to Rhoads.

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1963

'The Best of Origami' by Samuel Randlett, which was published by E P Dutton in New York in 1963 and by Faber and Faber Ltd in London in 1964, contained the following biographical details:

And diagrams for a number of Rhoad's original designs:

Piglet

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Bull

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Fardel Bearer

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Giraffe (Cut)

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Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Bug

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Elephant

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Cardinal

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1964

'Secrets of Origami', by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne Book Company in London in 1964, contained diagrams for a number of Rhoad's designs:

Rhoad's Ornament

A glued modular 3D star

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Rhoad's Bat

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Rhoad's Llama

From an irregular shape

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Sleepng Bat

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Turkey

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1969

Rhoad's 'Camel' appeared in Issue 4 of the Flapping Bird:

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1970

Rhoad's 'Tropical Fish' appeared in Issue 10 of the Flapping Bird:

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1971

Rhoad's 'Fanged Mask' appeared in Issue 14 of the Flapping Bird:

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1974

Three more of Rhoad's designs appeared in Issue 24 of the Flapping Bird:

Lamb

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Conservative Puppy

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Progressive Puppy

The text adds that 'George Rhoads adds eyes to these twin puppies.'

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