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Frans Wildenhain statuette

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArt-0076

Scope and Contents

The collection is a nine inch brown clay statuette of a madonna type figure. It was sculpted by RIT School for American Craftsmen professor Frans Wildenhain, and given to the donor. The piece is unsigned.

Dates

  • 1950-1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical Information: Frans Wildenhain

German born potter Frans Wildenhain (1905-1980) joined the faculty at the School for American Crafts in 1950 where, along with Hobart Cowles, he helped create the legendary ceramics program. Wildenhain was trained at the Bauhaus with such giants as Josef Albers, Paul Klee, and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy. In addition to more traditional forms of pottery, Wildenhain created large ceramic murals for display in public spaces, such as the wall in the lobby of RIT’s Ingle Auditorium and a ceramic mosaic mural for the R.J. Strasenburgh laboratory in Henrietta, New York.

Wildenhain's work is held by numerous galleries, including the Stedelijk Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and the Art Institute of Chicago. However, the largest collection of Wildenhain work is held by RIT.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (added to existing Wildenhain art box with Acc.2008:038)

Language

English

Overview

The collection is a nine inch brown clay statuette of a madonna type figure. It was sculpted by RIT School for American Craftsmen professor Frans Wildenhain, and given to the donor.

Arrangement

The collection is one item.

Physical Location

C. S. North, Shelf 74 (in box with other Wildenhain artwork)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The statuette was donated to the RIT Archive Collections in September 2013 by R. Roger Remington. Accession number(s): 2013:062

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in April 2014.

Source

Creator

Title
Frans Wildenhain statuette
Subtitle
RIT Art Collection
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
19 December 2013
Description rules
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
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