Thursday, December 22, 2016

Marguerite Wildenhain: her Bauhaus influence on U.S. ceramics

Marguerite Wildenhain (American, born in France, 1896-1985)
Bowl (Incised Design), 20th century, n.d.
Collection of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth
photographs by versluis, 2015

The following is from the of the Tweed Museum of Art label:

Wildenhain was educated at the Bauhaus in Weimar, studying with Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy, and Feininger, among others, and worked in the industry of ceramic design. After moving to the United States, she rejected mass production and advocated a return to hand-made craftsmanship. Through her writing, teaching, and artwork, she was a major force in bringing the Bauhaus aesthetic to the American ceramic scene.

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