Frans Wildenhain ceramic vessel
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.
- Creation: circa 1960
- Wildenhain, Frans (Person)
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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.
3 Linear Feet (1 ceramic vase)
Frans Wildenhain ceramic vessel consists of one artwork. Wildenhain was on the faculty in the School for American Crafts at RIT from 1950-1970.
The collection consists of one item.
Storage Room 3550
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The artwork was donated by V. Sumati Devadutt in June 2015. Accession number(s): 2015:061
- Frans Wildenhain at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology
Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in August 2015.
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Art collections (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Faculty (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. School for American Crafts (Organization)
- Frans Wildenhain ceramic vessel
- RIT Art Collection
- Lisa Witt
- 12 August 2015
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