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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 […]

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 […]

James Darrow

(b. 1939) Lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee Green Headdress Jar, 1975 clay, salt glaze, 14.5 x 9.75 x 6.5 inches, 93.39.14ab In the spring of 1971, under the auspices of the International Academy of Ceramics, the Tennessee Arts Commission pledged its support for the promotion and establishment of the U.S. International Ceramic Symposiums. The […]

Maritza Davila

(b.1952 Santurce, Puerto Rico) lives in Memphis Dona Lola, 2002 intaglio print on paper, 42 x 20.25 x 1 inches, 2008.167.3.1 Davila studied at the University of Puerto Rico from 1970–74 where she graduated with her B.A. in art education, printmaking and painting. She also earned her M.F.A. in painting and printmaking from the Pratt […]

Hoyt “Jake” Davis

(1925-2015) lived in Woodbury Rocking Chair white oak and hickory wood, nails, 45 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 31 3/4 inches, 2002.52 One of five chairmaking sons of locally renowned chair craftsman George Washington Davis, Jake Davis ran one of over thirty active chair shops in Cannon County. He made chairs and shared his craft […]

Silvia Defraoui

(b. 1935, Vufflens-le-Chateau, Switzerland) lives and works Switzerland and Spain Raku, 1973 clay, 4.5 x 3.25 x 3.5 inches, 93.39.256 Silvia Defraoui was raised in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and at the age of 15 she traveled to Algiers, Algeria, to study painting at the School of Fine Arts. Right before the outbreak of the Algerian […]

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 […]

Scott DeWaard

(n.d.) lives in Walland Family Cabinet Model, 2015 walnut and pine, 17 x 13 x 4 inches This model was exhibited in the Master Artist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP) at the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery September 25-November 14, 2015. Learn more at Scott DeWaard. This model was made for a piece in connection with the MAAP. […]

Avaree Dickerson

(1920-2008) lived in Hillsboro Double Wedding Ring Quilt, 1960-1970 cotton, 90 x 77 inches, 70.36.51 This hand quilted and pieced patchwork design quilt utilizes cotton fabrics, some of which have strong 1960’s colors and motifs. At the intersection of each “ring” Dickerson used non-pattern material in the colors of yellow, pink and green to accent […]

Carmen Dionyse

(1921-2013) born and lived 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 Fons De […]

John Donovan

(n.d.) lives in Nashville Brave Foo-Foo, n.d. clay raku fired terracotta, 16 x 12 x 26 inches, 2015.65.9 Brave Foo-Foo is a warrior mounted on a Haniwa styled horse with a Hello Kitty inspired image on a flag. Haniwa (“clay cylinder” in Japanese) terracotta sculptures were used as funerary objects during the Kofun period in […]

David Driskell

(1931-2020) born in Eatonton, GA; lived briefly in Nashville and died in Hyattsville, MD Round Still Life, 1965 oil on canvas, 40 x 30 x 1.5 inches, 80.103 While living in Nashville, Driskell was professor of art and chairman of the department of art at the Fisk University 1966-1977. He studied art at Howard University […]

Lucius B. DuBose

(n.d.) born in Columbia, SC and lives in Nashville Marigold Contemplates Her Death, 1971 etching on paper, 17 x 11 inches, 1998.126 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 […]

Hattie Duncan

(b.1947) lives in Jackson Dora, (n.d.) paper, paint, glue, 27.5 x 7.5 inches, 2015.65.36 As the daughter of a sharecropper who “was always sketching, painting and doodling” in his spare time, Duncan notes her father “was a folk artist, but we didn’t know that’s what it was called back then.” Duncan makes her folk sculptures […]

Denise Frankinet

(1922-2016) born and lived in Leuven, Belgium Teapot, 1971 salt glazed stoneware, 10.5 x 7.5 x 5 inches, 93.39.123 In the spring of 1971, under the auspices of the International Academy of Ceramics, the Tennessee Arts Commission pledged its support for the promotion and establishment of the U.S. International Ceramics Symposiums. The Symposium’s mission to […]

David Gibson

(n.d.) born in Chicago and lives in Nashville Untitled (blown glass bottle), 2008 colored glass, 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, 2015.65.15 When Gibson was 18 he worked at Cumberland Stained Glass, learning how to cut, hand bevel, construct, and install stained glass. He also worked for Emmanuel Stained Glass in Nashville. Eventually, Gibson built […]

Samuel Dunson, Jr.

(b. 1970) lives in Nashville Sweet Nothings in a Goddess’ Ear, 2008 mixed media on canvas, 35 x 50 inches, 2009.54.5 Dunson received his B.S. in studio art at Tennessee State University and his M.F.A. in painting at Savannah College of Art and Design. He regularly exhibits his paintings regionally as well as nationally.  His […]

Dennis Peacock

(b. 1953) lived in Knoxville TN, and now lives in Shelton Washington Three Points, 1970-1971 steel, 77 x 34 x 11 inches, 74.11.11 Peacock earned  a bachelor’s degree in art from Western Washington State College, in Bellingham, WA and both a master’s degree and a master’s in fine arts from the University of Iowa in […]

Dumitru Radulescu

(b. 1942) lives and works in Bucharest, Romania Object II, 1973 stoneware, 8.5 x 23.25 inches, 93.39.209 In the spring of 1971, under the auspices of the International Academy of Ceramics, the Tennessee Arts Commission pledged its support for the promotion and establishment of the U.S. International Ceramic Symposiums. The Symposium’s mission to help develop a […]

Dorothy Sturm

(1910-1988) born and lived in Memphis Enamel and Glass on Copper, 1970 enamel, glass, and copper, 9.125 x 8.125 x .75 inches, 70.36.30 When Sturm turned 19, she left Memphis and moved to New York City where she studied at the Grand Central School of Art, the Art Students League, and Columbia University. While she […]