Frans Wildenhain statuette

RIT Art Collection

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Collection Overview
bioinfoFrans Wildenhain
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Title
Frans Wildenhain statuette
Creator - Artist
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-
Inclusive Date(s)
1950-1975
Abstract
The collection is a nine inch brown clay statuette of a madonna type figure. It was sculpted by RIT School for American Craftsmen professor Frans Wildenhain, and given to the donor.
Extent
0.25 Linear feet (added to existing Wildenhain art box with Acc.2008:038)
Location
C. S. North, Shelf 74 (in box with other Wildenhain artwork)
Repository
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557
raswml@rit.edu
Language
English

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bioinfoFrans Wildenhain(Collapse)

German born potter Frans Wildenhain (1905-1980) joined the faculty at the School for American Crafts in 1950 where, along with Hobart Cowles, he helped create the legendary ceramics program. Wildenhain was trained at the Bauhaus with such giants as Josef Albers, Paul Klee, and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy. In addition to more traditional forms of pottery, Wildenhain created large ceramic murals for display in public spaces, such as the wall in the lobby of RIT’s Ingle Auditorium and a ceramic mosaic mural for the R.J. Strasenburgh laboratory in Henrietta, New York.

Wildenhain's work is held by numerous galleries, including the Stedelijk Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and the Art Institute of Chicago. However, the largest collection of Wildenhain work is held by RIT.

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The collection is a nine inch brown clay statuette of a madonna type figure. It was sculpted by RIT School for American Craftsmen professor Frans Wildenhain, and given to the donor. The piece is unsigned.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

The collection is one item.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-
  • Remington, R. Roger

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology. School for American Craftsmen.

Subject(s)

  • Ceramics -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- 20th century
  • Sculpture, American -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- 20th century

Genre(s)

  • Sculpture (visual work)

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Preferred Citation

Frans Wildenhain statuette, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITArt.0076

Accession Information

The statuette was donated to the RIT Archive Collections in September 2013 by R. Roger Remington. Accession number(s): 2013:062

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in April 2014.

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