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Chalice (one of a group)

Date:

1955/65

Artist:

Renard Koehnemann
American, 1918–1999
Chicago

About this artwork

A student of Daniel Pedersen at the Kalo Shop, Chicago’s preeminent producer of handwrought silver in the early 20th century, Chicago silversmith Renard Koehnemann created custom-designed chalices and patens for newly ordained priests. His religious beliefs also informed his artistic approach, especially the ideals of beauty set forth by Saint Thomas Aquinas: integrity, due proportion, and resplendent form. Each piece by Koehnemann was unique, made by hand, and designed to reflect a contemporary aesthetic. These works display his talent for achieving elegant expressions of modernity through simple forms and the use of contrasting colored materials.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Renard Koehnemann

Title

Chalice (one of a group)

Origin

Chicago

Date

c. 1955–1965

Medium

Silver, gold plating, and green aventurine

Inscriptions

marked on bottom of chalices: HAND WROUGHT/STERLING/RAK

Dimensions

Diam. 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Walter Placko in memory of Renard Koehnemann

Reference Number

2001.3.1

Extended information about this artwork

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