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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 […]

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 Symposium’s […]

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 […]

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 War […]

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 […]

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, 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 […]

David Driskell

(b.1931 in Eatonton, Georgia) lived in Nashville 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 and received his M.F.A. degree from the […]

Lucius B. DuBose

Born in Columbia, SC and now 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, b. Leuven, Belgium) lived and worked in Belgium, Teapot, 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 […]

Samuel L. 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 […]

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 worldwide […]