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Polly Page

(1918-2020) lived in Pleasant Hill in Cumberland County Rooster, 1967-1977 wood, 5.75 inches tall, 77.36.26 A) Uncle Pink, in blue overalls and blue shirt, 10 inches B) Aunt Jenny in […]

Lesley Patterson-Marx

(b.1975) born in Louisville, KY, lives in Nashville Root Mother Almanac, 2007 mixed media, 36.75 x 29.25 x 1 inches, 2009.54.2 Patterson-Marx holds a M.F.A. Degree from the University of […]

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 […]

James Perrin

(b. 1975) lives in Nashville The Ambassadors, 2006 oil on canvas, 56 x 72 inches, 2015.65.8 Perrin received his B.F.A in Painting from Kansas City Art Institute and his M.F.A. […]

John Petrey

(b.1958) born in California, lives in Chattanooga Copper Bodice with Twig Skirt, n.d. copper, brass, wood, 55 x 33 x 24 inches, 2015.65.12 Finding artistic inspiration through perusing junkyards and […]

Sisavanh Phouthavong-Houghton

(b. 1976) lives in Murfreesboro Wasps: Xerox Scandal, falsifying financial results for five years, booting income by 1.5 billion, 2007 acrylic on canvas, 4 x 4 feet, 2009.54.1 Phouthavong-Houghton was […]

Pompeo Pianezzola

(1925-2012) born and lived in Nove, Vicenza, Italy Triangular Form, 1973 stoneware, 4 x 9.5 x 3.75 inches, 93.39.108 At the age of 14, Pompeo Pianezzola began studying art in […]

Vince Pitelka

(n.d.) lives in Smithville Oil Can #16, (n.d.) soda fired, handmade stoneware clay with laminated colored clays, 11 x 15.5 x 10.5 inches, 2003.23.9 In this work, Pitelka created his […]

Jairo Prado

(b.1947) born in Cali, Columbia, lives in Nashville Ancestral Fish, 1997-98 wood and metal, found objects, 30 x 58 x 12 inches, 2000.28 For nearly 30 years, Prado has been […]

Mary Prater

(b.1928) lives in Woodbury in Cannon County Baskets (6 nesting baskets), n.d. white oak, 9.25 x 8.25 inches, 77.36.52A-F These oak split baskets are characterized by bottoms that are relatively […]

Joseph Pugh

(1945-2015) from Marion, VA, lived in Johnson City Bottle Vase, 1969 wheel-thrown clay, 7 x 6 inches, 70.36.9 Pugh received a M.F.A. in ceramics from East Tennessee State University in […]

Peter Rose

(b. 1956) born in Adelaide, Australia, lives in Knoxville Enticing Fruit, 2002 wood fired clay, 15 x 12 inches, 2003.23.4 Rose studied history, art and printmaking and ceramics, receiving a […]

Peter Sohngen

(b. 1963) born in Hamilton, Ohio, lives in Memphis Platter, 1973 raku, 1.75 x 13 x 13 inches, 93.39.11 Peter Sohngen was working towards a PhD in English literature at […]

Paula Swallows Stover

(b.1944), lives in Overton County Tennessee Star, 2017 plywood, acrylic, epoxy, 2 x 2 feet Paula Swallows Stover (b.1944) is the 5th generation to live and work on Ivy Hill […]

Parks L. Townsend

(1909-1991) lived in Elizabethton in Carter County pine carvings, 2002.8.1 Townsend carved numerous objects including his “critters” (on display here), whirligigs (spinning toys), walking sticks and small sculptures. His work […]