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International Ceramic Symposiums, 1973, 1975 and 1985

The U.S. International Ceramic Symposiums in Tennessee In 1963 the first International Ceramic Symposium was established in Austria by ceramicist Kurt Ohnsorg with the idea of bringing ceramic artists from different countries and with different point of views to work together for a month fostering a creative exchange of ideas, techniques, and philosophies. The Symposium […]

Ben Caldwell

(n.d.) lives in Nolensville Flag, 2011 copper with enamel, 30 x 20 inches, 2015.65.26 I like the way copper folds, a lot like how mountains were created from two opposing forces, two plates pushing against each other. The actual surface of my paintings is similar to a landscape as well. – Caldwell Caldwell received a […]

Dale Calhoun

(1935-2007) lived in Tiptonville in Lake County Cypress and iron seat for watercraft, 19.5 x 15 x 20.5 inches, 1999.82.2 This is a short legged chair designed to be used in a “Reelfoot Lake Stumpjumper” boat. The chair consists of two frame pieces with a back and seat nailed to them. Each frame is made […]

Burton Callicott

(1907-2003) lived in Memphis Mandorla #30, 1991 paint, paper, 26 x 19 x 34 inches, 2003.112.1 After graduating in 1931 from the Cleveland School of Art, Callicott returned to Memphis where he began working on floats and displays for Memphis festivals. During this time he was also working on a Public Works of Art Project […]

Joan Campbell

(1925-1997, b. Geelong, Victoria, Australia) lived and worked in Scarborough, Perth, Western Australia, The Egg, 1973, clay, 28 x 60 inches, 93.39.239 One of Australia’s outstanding ceramic artists, Joan Campbell got her start with pottery later in life when she took a hobby class in her mid-thirties. She soon began to pursue it very seriously, and […]

Terry Cannon

(b.1961) lives on Signal Mountain Red Bicycle, 2005 mixed media on plywood, 86 x 56 inches, 2015.65.13 Primarily using acrylic and epoxy over thick layers of gesso, wood and found objects, Cannon creates works that are colorful and texturally rich. His work is in the collections of the Mennello Museum of American Folk Art in […]

Bill Capshaw

(b.1949) lives in Oak Ridge Look, Man!, 1974 (detail) Pencil drawing, 14.5 x 31.25 inches, 80.65 Longtime professional potter, Capshaw holds a B.F.A and M.F.A from East Tennessee State University, concentrating in ceramics and printing processes. He began teaching painting, drawing and pottery at the Oak Ridge Art Center and working as a file clerk […]

Harold Cash

(1895-1977) born in Chattanooga in Hamilton County Ole Hank, 1928 bronze with marble base, 86.107 Cash received his A.B. from the University of Georgia and studied at the Beaux Arts Institute of Design and the New York School of Art. Cash sought out models among the entertainers he met while in Paris and his sculptures […]

Caroll Cloar

(1913-1993) lived in Memphis in Shelby County Aunt Rhody, 1967 acrylic on Masonite, 29.75 x 42 x 28 inches, 80.84 Cloar was a nationally known painter who focused his work on surreal views portraying childhood memories of natural scenery, buildings, and people, often working from old photographs found in his family albums. Cloar employed pointillism […]

Peter Cohan

(n.d.) Dulcimer, 1972 Zebra wood, chestnut, walnut and brass, 38 x 3 x 8 inches, 77.36.4

Michael Cohen

(b. 1936, Boston, Massachusetts) lives and works in Amherst, Massachusetts, Lidded Arch Form, 1975, porcelain, 5.75 x 8 x 2 inches, 93.39.112AB Michael Cohen had an artistic upbringing, and was selected during high school to participate in intensive art classes at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, an experience which encouraged him to attend college at […]

Jim Collins

(b.1931) lives on Signal Mountain Who’s Up, 1966 oil on canvas, 30 x 24 x 1.5 inches, 80.110 Collins was a Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1966 until 1983 when he resigned to devote full-time as a professional artist.  He has an extensive exhibition record including numerous solo shows […]

John Cox

lived in Shelby County, Made in the USA, artists proof, 1972, serigraph on paper, 24 x 24 inches In 1972 this work was selected as a purchase prize by the Tennessee Arts Commission from the more than 150 entries that were on exhibit at the Dulin Gallery (now the Knoxville Museum of Art). The exhibit, […]

Tis Mal Crow

Beaded Buckskin Bear Doll, C.2005, 8 inches tall On December 15, 1999, the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery opened Transforming Tradition, an exhibition highlighting hand-crafted, tradition inspired, contemporary native objects by Tis Mal Crow. Crow fashioned the objects using materials such as smoked bear and moose hides, claws, fur, teeth and antique beads reflecting the materials […]

Stephen Crump

(n.d.) lives in Memphis in Shelby County Handcrafted rocking chair, 1982 oak, 44 x 39 x 39 inches, 95.8 This is a contemporary adaptation of a traditional “arrow-back” Windsor style rocking chair. The back tapers outward at the top with an exaggerated flare, and has a shaped top rail with simple curves pinned into the […]

Colette Delozanne

(b. 1931, Borget, France) lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela, Inti, 1973, stoneware, 6.5 x 10 x 4.25 inches, 93.39.59 Born in France, Colette Delozanne began studying languages and art history at the National Center for Tourism Education in Paris in 1950. Afterwards, while living in England and Spain, she fell in love with a Venezuelan […]

Carmen Dionyse

(1921-2013, b. Ghent, Belgium) lived and worked in Ghent, Belgium, Bust, 1975, stoneware, 23.5 x 17 x 9 inches, 93.39.226 From 1938 to 1946 Dionyse studied painting, printmaking, and applied arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in her home town of Ghent, Belgium. It was at school where she met her husband, abstract artist […]