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Ildiko de Balas

(1931-2016, b. Hungary) lived and worked in Hungary and Belgium, One Plus One, 1973, stoneware, 36.25 x 21 x 11 inches, 93.39.36 A Belgian artist with Hungarian roots, Ildiko de Balas studied at both at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium. She worked using […]

Dale Baucum

(b. 1951) lives in Memphis Pot with Abstract Design, 1977 Ceramic, 18 ¾ x 18 ¾ inches, 77.36.10 “Somewhere between 1969 and 1973, I lost all memory of ever wanting to be anything other than an artist.  It became a love, a passion, and more!  For me working with clay and a few simple tools […]

Joyce Ann Robinson Bell

(b.1936) lives in Ripley in Lauderdale County Ripley Choctaw beaded necklace (detail) size 10 glass seed beads, barrel clasp, felt, plastic and leather, 18 x 3 x .5 inches, 2004.50.9 A standard size 12 bead needle was used to sew on the glass seed beads. A plastic coffee can lid was cut and sandwiched between […]

Budd Bishop

(1936-2016) lived in Livingston Tranquil Pond–Overton County Along Windle Road, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2015.65.28 gift of artist (TN Arts commissioner 2004-2011) in honor of the distinguished tenure of Rich Boyd Bishop graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Georgia and received his M.F.A. from the University of Georgia. After graduating, he […]

Sandra Blain

(b. 1941, Chicago, Illinois) lives and works in Arizona, Totem, 1975, stoneware, salt glaze, 36 x 14 inches, 93.39.247 Sandra Blain received her B.S. in Education in 1964 from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, and she earned her M.S. in Art in 1967 and her M.F.A in Ceramics in 1972 from the University of Wisconsin in […]

Akira and Larry Blount

Akira (1954-2013) Larry (n.d.) Red Bud Figure Vessel, 21st century wood, fiber, paper, 20 x 6 x 4 inches, 2003.23.5 Akira received a B.A. in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 1970 started making dolls from cotton stockings. In 1972, Larry began working with wood and studied architectural restoration with an Italian […]

Joe Bova

(b. 1941, Houston, Texas) lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Illustrious Frilled Footed Slug, 1973, porcelain, 8.25 x 17 x 6.75 inches, 93.39.16 Joe Bova loved to draw animals from early childhood, and after he grew up and served in the United States Air force from 1960 to 1964, he decided to attend college […]

Jeanne Brady

Lives in Smithville, TN                                                                                                        […]

James Breed

(b.1980) lives in Knoxville in Knox County Tractor Trailer, 2010 glass, 10 x 6.5 x 34 inches, 2015.65.35 Breed attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he received a B.F.A. in craft/material studies. He learned glass blowing, torch working, and casting glass under Rick Schneider, Emilio Santini, and Jack Wax. In 2002, he received the Virginia Museum […]

Cynthia Bringle

(b. 1939, Memphis, Tennessee) lives and works in Penland, North Carolina, Salt-glazed Teapot, 1973, stoneware, 11.25 x 7 x 5.5 inches, 93.39.253a and b Additional images below. From a young age Cynthia Bringle knew she was interested in art, particularly painting, and so, as an undergraduate she decided to attend the Memphis Academy of Art […]

Victor Brosz

(1925-1999, b. Portland, Oregon) lived and worked in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Time Remembered, 1975, stoneware, salt glaze, 23 x 14 x 10 inches, 93.39.235                Left: Brosz, “Pinches small slabs of clay into a circular sculpture form to become human-like figures. Oxides are pressed into the clay for surface subtleties.” 1975 ICS catalogue. Center: […]

Olen Bryant

(1927-2017) born in Cookeville, TN and lived in Cottontown, TN Mother and Child, 1970-1971 Hand-carved wood, 55 x 16 x 6 inches, 74.11.2 Hand-carved wooden bowl, 1970 Wood, 5.5 x 59 x 14 inches, 70.36.43 Native Tennessean and sculptor, Bryant held undergraduate degrees in theater and art from Murray State College in Murray, KY and […]

Byron McKeeby

(1936-1984) lived in Knoxville Thermometer, 1972 Lithograph print, 80.70 “Great art concerns itself not with art, but with awakening the human consciousness to itself.” – McKeeby McKeeby earned degrees from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois; and Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Soon after graduating, McKeeby joined […]

Erin Brady Worsham

(b. 1957) lives in Nashville Inclusion, 2002 paper, ink, digital printing, 24.25 x 15.75 x .75 inches, 2007.122.1 Can you find Worsham in the image? She is located in the lower right and looking sidewise at those present. Worsham is living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also known as Lew Gehrig’s Disease and is only mobile […]