Plate with Still Life

A work made of glazed earthenware.

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Date:

1922/23

Artist:

Henry Varnum Poor
American, 1888–1970
New City, New York

About this artwork

Henry Varnum Poor originally trained as a painter in California but turned to pottery for economic reasons. In his abstracted earthenware decoration, Poor made use of his skills as a draftsman, emphasizing the simplified forms of Modernism to which he was drawn. This plate reveals the artist’s debt to the French Post-Impressionist Paul Cézanne in its illogical arrangement of forms along the table edge and the flatness of the composition.

On View

American Art, Gallery 264

Artist

Henry Varnum Poor

Title

Plate with Still Life

Origin

New York

Date

1922–1923

Medium

Glazed earthenware

Inscriptions

Initialed, in glaze, front: "HVP" Impression by seal under base: (see file) Blue pencil mark: (see file)

Dimensions

21.3 × 1 3/8 cm (8 3/8 × 1 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Logan Purchase Prize

Reference Number

1923.354

Extended information about this artwork

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