Robert Johnson collection on Frans Wildenhain
Scope and Contents
The Robert Johnson collection on Frans Wildenhain contains exhibition catalogs from October and December 1975, one is signed by the artist. There are several exhibition invitations, one for a show at Shop 1 when it was on Troup St. in Rochester, NY. Also included are color slides and photographs of Wildenhain's artwork, correspondence between Robert Johnson and several museums concerning donations of Wildenhain's work, and newsclippings about Frans.
- Johnson, Robert Bradley (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical Information: Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and came to Rochester in 1954. While employed at Eastman Kodak, Johnson voraciously studied piano at Eastman School of Music. He was an avid collector of Frans Wildenhain’s work. Mr. Johnson donated much of his Wildenhain collection to Rochester Institute of Technology.
Frans Wildenhain (1905-1980) joined the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 1950 as a founding faculty member of the newly installed School for American Craftsmen (SAC). Over the next 20 years, he enriched the School’s curriculum and its students, advanced the craft and art of ceramics, and broadened global appreciation for handcrafted pottery and other goods.
0.1 Linear Feet (1 small document box)
The Robert Johnson collection on Frans Wildenhain includes exhibition catalogs, clippings, correspondence and journal articles about Wildenhain from 1975-1984.
The collection is arranged by series, then chronologically.
C.S. North, Shelf 170
Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
Robert Johnson records on Frans Wildenhain
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the RIT Archives by Robert Johnson in November 2013.
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2013.
- Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Arts and crafts movement -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Ceramics -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- 20th century
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Rochester Institute of Technology. School for American Craftsmen
- Wildenhain, Frans
- Robert Johnson collection on Frans Wildenhain
- RIT Archives
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 19 December 2013
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