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Robert Johnson collection on Frans Wildenhain

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0486

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.


  • Creation: 1972-1984


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.


.25 Linear Feet (1 half 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.

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. Accession number(s): 2013:090

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2013.

Robert Johnson collection on Frans Wildenhain
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
19 December 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA