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Victor Brosz

(1925-1999) born in Portland, Oregon and 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 […]

Virginia McKinney

(n.d.) born in New York, lives in Oregon Flippant Discussions, n.d. stoneware and steel, 15 1/2 x 4 and 18 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, 2005.134 McKinney earned a B.S. in Art Education at SUNY College at Buffalo and received a M.A. in sculpture and M.F.A. in ceramics the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. […]

Veda Reed

(b.1934) lives in Memphis November 22, 1967 (detail) oil on canvas, 40 x 50.25 inches, 90.36.3 In 1956, Reed graduated from the Memphis College of Art having had Burton Callicott as a professor. In 1957, right after graduating, Reed had her first show in New York. Craving her environment in Memphis, she returned in 1962 […]

Melis Van der Sluis

(b. 1931) born in Bolsward, Friesland, the Netherlands, lives in Hamilton, New Zealand Japanese Show Lantern, 1973 clay, 9 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches, 93.39.21 When Nazi Germany occupied his hometown of Bolsward in the Netherlands, Melis Van der Sluis was only nine. Even after WWII finished, it was still difficult to make a life […]

Ken Vavrek

(b. 1939) born in Cleveland, Ohio, lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Footed Pot, 1973 clay, 9.5 x 6 x 6 inches, 93.39.83 After receiving a B.F.A. in 1963 and a M.F.A. in 1965 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Ken Vavrek quickly became an art professor at Moore College of Art and Design in […]

Jim Vienneau

(n.d.) lives in Nashville Robot Factory, 2007 (detail) ink, 96 x 30 inches, 2015.65.5 A Nashville native, Vienneau received a B.F.A. in advertising design with a minor in illustration at Memphis College of Art. He worked as a graphic designer and art director for six years before establishing his own firm in 1990. He has […]