Frans Wildenhain statuette
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.
- Wildenhain, Frans (Artist, Person)
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.
0.25 Linear Feet (added to existing Wildenhain art box with Acc.2008:038)
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 collection is one item.
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
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in April 2014.
- Frans Wildenhain statuette
- RIT Art Collection
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 19 December 2013
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