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A work made of glazed stoneware.

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  • A work made of glazed stoneware.

Date:

c. 1970

Artist:

Toshiko Takaezu
American, 1922–2011

About this artwork

As a highly skilled and sought-after instructor, Toshiko Takaezu taught in such prestigious ceramics programs as those at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Princeton University. By the early 1980s, the artist had access to sizeable kilns at Skidmore College in Saratoga, New York, where she taught summer workshops. As a result of these expanded facilities and access to personnel, she experimented with large structures that could reach well over six feet in height. These works became a canvas for Takaezu’s gestural brushstrokes; her deliberate and spare application of glaze here achieves the same emotional potential as Abstract Expressionist painting.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Toshiko Takaezu

Title

Closed Form

Date

c. 1970

Medium

Glazed stoneware

Dimensions

14 × 15.3 cm (5 1/2 × 6 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Kuh

Reference Number

1995.119

Extended information about this artwork

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