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Skidmore

A work made of stoneware and glaze.

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  • A work made of stoneware and glaze.

Date:

1990

Artist:

Toshiko Takaezu (American, 1922–2011)
Quakertown, New Jersey

About this artwork

Toshiko Takaezu revolutionized the world of clay with the abstract shapes and painterly glazes of her ceramic forms. She came to her signature closed vessels in the late 1950s, continuing to push their scale to new heights over the course of her long career. Takaezu related her simplified sculptures and expressive glazes to her engagement with Zen Buddhism and Japanese art and culture; for her, the form and decoration were intuitive and she embraced what she called “the unknown, the intangibles” in her work.

Status

On View, Gallery 262

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Toshiko Takaezu

Title

Skidmore

Place

New Jersey (Object made in)

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1990

Medium

Stoneware and glaze

Inscriptions

Initialed bottom, incised: [artist insignia of two T's; written in script].

Dimensions

142.2 × 78.7 cm (56 × 31 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Lenore Tawney

Reference Number

1996.671

Extended information about this artwork

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