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Canadian First Nations (Oji-Cree), 20th century, female.

Born 28 March 1971, in Yorkton (Saskatchewan).

Installation artist, ceramicist, photographer, sculptor, printmaker.

KC Adams studied at Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec, where she received her BFA in Studio Arts in 1998. Her artistic practice was further developed through artists’ residencies in Canada, at institutions in Banff, Charlottetown and Winnipeg. During her ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 24 September 1930, in Benicia (California); died 2 November 1992, in Benicia.

Ceramicist, sculptor, painter, printmaker, draughtsman. Figures.

Pop Art, Funk Art.

Robert Arneson studied at the College of Marin Kentfield, California (1949-1951), California College of Arts and Crafts (...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 2 February 1914, in Washington (North Carolina), 1919, according to some sources; died 1977.

Sculptor, print artist, ceramicist, illustrator.

William E. Artis studied at the University of Syracuse, New York, New York State University and the Art Students League, New York. He was also a student of Augusta Savage at the Harlem Community Art Center, New York. Artis expressed his humanist ideals by depicting impassive faces in a purified style, combining African and classical sculpture....

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Gordon Campbell

American potter and sculptor of Finnish descent who is best known as a figurative ceramicist but has also worked in bronze, concrete, glass and metal. His works are normally in stoneware with incised decorations, but Autio began to work in porcelain while working at the ...

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Native American (Wiyot and Yurok), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Newport (Oregon).

Sculptor, painter, ceramicist, mixed-media artist, print-maker.

Rick Bartow of the Wiyot and Yurok Nations of Northern California works in a number of media to create images which often reference indigenous North American transformation myths. His work with the Maori artist John Bevan Ford has also been an influence. In ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 6 July 1934, in Dodge City (Kansas).

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, ceramicist.

Funk Art.

Billy Al Bengston settled in Los Angeles with his family in 1948. Between 1953 and 1957 he attended various art schools in Los Angeles and San Francisco before joining the Los Angeles County Art Institute (now the Otis College of Art and Design) where he studied under Richard Diebenkorn and Peter Voulkos. He continued to be a regular visitor at the Universities of California and Colorado until ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 1877, in Springfield (Illinois).

Sculptor. Figures, portraits.

Kühne Beveridge was a student of William R. O'Donavon in New York, and of Rodin in Paris. In 1896, she exhibited two terracotta busts at the Royal Academy, London. In 1900, at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, she showed ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1934, in Los Angeles.

Sculptor, ceramicist, draughtswoman, print artist, photographer, film maker. Figures, scenes with figures. Murals.

Camille Billops has a BA from California State College and an MFA from City College in New York. She settled in New York, where in ...

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Ellen Paul Denker

American sculptor, ceramic modeller and teacher of Canadian birth. Broome received his artistic training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he was elected an Academician in 1860 and taught (1860–63) in the Life and Antique department. In 1854 he assisted ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1910, in Marinette (Wisconsin); died 1983, in Milwaukee.

Sculptor, painter, potter.

Outsider Art.

Eugene von Bruenchenhein worked in a florists and a bakery but devoted his spare time to producing fantastical sculptures, paintings, ceramics, assemblages and erotic photographs of his wife Marie. Von Bruenchenhein's substantial body of work was only known to his wife and close friends until it was uncovered by the director of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947.

Sculptor.

Paul Chaleff was a student at the City University of New York from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree followed by a Master of Fine Arts.

He specialised in ceramics and in the Japanese technique of wood-fired pottery, Anagama. This technique uses high temperatures and generates a rough surface texture in the clay which cannot be obtained by using more conventional methods. Because of the high temperature Chaleff risks a proportion of his production as the clay frequently perishes at the close exposure to the heat source. He accepts this as an integral part of his work: 'My work is all about risk.' Chaleff has produced a large number of large-scale ceramic works, often in the shape of bowls and jars, including ...

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American, 19th century, female.

Born 19th century, in Philadelphia.

Painter, sculptor.

Mary F.R. Clay was a pupil of Collin and MacMonnies in Paris, and of William Chase, and she was awarded the Mary Smith Prize at the Pennsylvania Academy in 1900. She was an associate of this body and a member of the Plastic Club....

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Gordon Campbell

English painter and sculptor, active also in America. He worked in porcelain, plaster, and terracotta and after an early career in an artificial stone factory in London he moved c. 1792 to the Derby Porcelain Factory, where he worked as a modeller. In 1816 he emigrated to America, where he contributed architectural decoration to the University of Virginia, including the plaster of Paris friezes for the university buildings and internal plaster and lead ornaments for various buildings....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 13 May 1904, in Indianapolis (Indiana).

Sculptor, medallist, ceramicist. Busts, low reliefs.

Robert Davidson studied under Albin Polasek and Alfonso Iannelli. He was a member of the Portfolio Club of Indianapolis. He was awarded first prize at the Indiana State Fairs of ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born in Columbus (Ohio).

Sculptor. Nudes.

Albert Depreaux was a pupil of Antoine Injalbert and of Paul Wayland Bartlett. He worked in baked clay and sculpted statuettes of female nudes. He exhibited in Paris at the Salons des Artistes Indépendants and the Salon des Artistes Français ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Active in France.

Born 1942, in Houston.

Sculptor, ceramicist, pastellist, jeweller. Monuments.

Mary Louise Gallaway has lived and worked in France since 1971. She received a master's degree in art from the University of Paris in 1988. She studied ceramics in Japan, under Matsatsugu Hitomi, and engraving at the Pratt Graphic Art School, New York. She runs the École d'Arts Plastiques in Suresnes near Paris. In ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Active from 1948 in France.

Born 1918, in Sandpoint (Idaho).

Sculptor, painter, ceramicist.

Genevieve began painting while she was studying philosophy at the University of Columbia. She then studied at the Art Students' League in New York, while at the same time teaching art at a school of design. She went to Paris in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1933, in New York.

Sculptor.

Arthur Handy started out as a ceramicist, producing highly expressionist, pared-down forms in the spirit of purism. Then, almost certainly influenced by the spatialism of Fontana, he abandoned ceramics for works on a bigger scale, making large sculptures in plastics reminiscent of Fontana's bronze 'cracked eggs'....

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American, 19th century, male.

Born c. 1868, in England; died 13 June 1902, in Mount Vernon.

Sculptor.

William Granville Hastings studied in London and Paris. He worked particularly with ceramics from 1885 onwards. In 1891 he moved to the USA where he achieved some success. He produced several commemorative monuments in Panetuckel, Orange and Cincinnati....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1931, in Hartford (Connecticut).

Sculptor, ceramicist.

David Hayes studied at the University of Indiana, where he had his first solo show in 1955. He then exhibited in New York, in 1959, 1961 and 1964. His sculpture is abstract, while retaining what can be termed classical forms. He often uses polychrome ceramics....