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Bottle - 7 inches tall

Jim Melchert

A nice early piece from one of the most influential ceramists of the 20th century. Haven't seen many of his pieces for sale.

BA - Princeton 1952, MFA - University of Chicago 1957, and MA at University of California at Berkley 1961. He is a Professor Emeritus at Berkley.

Since the 1960's Jim Melchert's conceptual approach to clay has redefined the medium. His work on paper, performance and projections have also given new meaning to these mediums and has placed him amongst the finest of Bay Area artists.

Melchert's work has been exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums including: Whitney Museum of American Art National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Documenta 5, Kassel Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. His work is included in such prestigious public collections as: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Video Archives, Stedilijk Museum, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; American Craft Museum, New York San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I

n 2002, fall Melchert was one of a select group invited artists to represent the United States in The 1st Ceramic Biennale in Ichon, Korea. From 1977-1981, he was Director of The Visual Arts Program for the National Endowment for the Arts (1983) and Director of the American Academy in Rome (1984-88.)

He is cited in numerous books and articles including: The Artists Bluebook, Davenport's Art Reference, Who Was Who in American Art, Who's Who in American Art Art in the San Francisco Bay Area Museum of Modern Art - Paintings and Sculpture Collection, Dictionary of American Sculptors, The Art of California: Selected Works/ Oakland Museum, Painting & Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, Rhode Island School of Design: Twentieth-Century American Art, the cataloge of the Portland Art Museum, Objects USA, History of American Ceramics Contemporary Ceramics. The Studio Potter in 12/92 In Search of a Unified Theory of Craft featured James Melchert's great masterpiece, Leg Pot 1(1962), Garth Clark. His work has appeared frequently in Ceramic Monthly.


Price: $695.00   On Sale: Take 60% off gallery price

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