Robert Johnson collection on Frans Wildenhain

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bioinfoRobert Johnson
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Robert Johnson collection on  Frans Wildenhain
Johnson, Robert Bradley
Inclusive Date(s)
The Robert Johnson collection on Frans Wildenhain includes exhibition catalogs, clippings, correspondence and journal articles about Wildenhain from 1975-1984.
0.1 Linear feet (1 small document box)
C.S. North, Shelf 170
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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bioinfoRobert Johnson(Collapse)

Robert Johnson graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and came to Rochester in 1954. While employed at Eastman Kodak, Johnson voraciously studied piano at Eastman School of Music. He was an avid collector of Frans Wildenhain’s work. Mr. Johnson donated much of his Wildenhain collection to Rochester Institute of Technology.

Frans Wildenhain (1905-1980) joined the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 1950 as a founding faculty member of the newly installed School for American Craftsmen (SAC). Over the next 20 years, he enriched the School’s curriculum and its students, advanced the craft and art of ceramics, and broadened global appreciation for handcrafted pottery and other goods.

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The Robert Johnson collection on Frans Wildenhain contains exhibition catalogs from October and December 1975, one is signed by the artist. There are several exhibition invitations, one for a show at Shop 1 when it was on Troup St. in Rochester, NY. Also included are color slides and photographs of Wildenhain's artwork, correspondence between Robert Johnson and several museums concerning donations of Wildenhain's work, and newsclippings about Frans.

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The collection is arranged by series, then chronologically.

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In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Robert Johnson records on Frans Wildenhain

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Personal Name(s)

  • Johnson, Robert Bradley
  • Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology. School for American Craftsmen.


  • Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Arts and crafts movement -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Ceramics -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- 20th century
  • Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- Rochester


  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence

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Preferred Citation

Robert Johnson collection on Frans Wildenhain, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Source of Acquisition

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2013.

Revision Description

 Additions received 12 February 2012

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