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Frans Wildenhain ceramic vessel

 Collection — Object: 1
Identifier: RITArt-0100

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one glazed sculptural vessel created by Frans Wildenhain. The piece was formed in three sections: a cylindrical base with a thin white glaze, a bowl-form center in rust maroon color with ten applied bud decorations some with a thin white glaze, and an hourglass shaped top with a rolled rim all in matte black glaze.

Dates

  • circa 1960

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (1 ceramic vase)

Language

English

Overview

Frans Wildenhain ceramic vessel consists of one artwork. Wildenhain was on the faculty in the School for American Crafts at RIT from 1950-1970.

Arrangement

The collection consists of one item.

Physical Location

Storage Room 3550

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The artwork was donated by V. Sumati Devadutt in June 2015. Accession number(s): 2015:061

Bibliography

  • Frans Wildenhain at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in August 2015.
Title
Frans Wildenhain ceramic vessel
Subtitle
RIT Art Collection
Status
Published
Author
Lisa Witt
Date
12 August 2015
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English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
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