Nude Vases, Cubist Faces: Modernism at Rookwood Pottery
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An exhibition of art pottery and paintings organized by the Museum of Danish America with guest curator Annemarie Sawkins, Ph.D.
Jens Jensen immigrated from Denmark in 1927 and took a position as a decorator at the world-renowned Rookwood Pottery Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whether working as a decorator of art pottery of as a painter, Jensen's unique style not only inspired his colleagues but left a legacy clearly influenced by this European roots and modern sensibilities.
Rookwood pottery is on loan from the collection of Riley Humler and Annie Bauer. Paintings by Jensen are on loan from the Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
This exhibition was funded in part with a grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
"Nude Vases, Cubist Faces" will be on view at the Dubuque Museum of Art from December 13, 2014 through March 1, 2015.