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Ceramics

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Paintings

Prints

Bronzes
Untitled

Peter Voulkos, Untitled
1956 (two views)

Stoneware with glaze
30-1/2 × 15 inches diameter
Signed and dated

Collection:
Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Provenance:
Collection of Barbara and Peter Freund.
Collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art; Purchased with the Leonard and Norma Klorfine Foundation Endowed Fund for Modern and Contemporary Craft, 2013.

Exhibitions:
Department of Decorative Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago. Third Midwest Designer-Craftsmen 1957 Honor Awards-Peter Voulkos, 27 March-24 April 1957. Catalogue.

Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Peter Voulkos Retrospective. 2 January-20 February 1995. Traveled to the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 28 February-2 April 1995. Catalogue; texts by Rose Slivka, Hisako Tsuchida and Ryuichi Matsubara; ill. p. 56, color plate 23.

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, 18 October 2016-15 March 2017, checklist #9. Travels to the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C. 7 April-20 August 2017. Catalogue, pp. 135, 186; ill. p. 134, color plate 10; p. 135, fig. 10, p. 139.

Literature:
“Midwest Designer-Craftsmen Show,” Chicago Sun-Times, March 27, 1957, ill.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Handbook, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pa. 2014; p. 384, ill. p. 385.

Kephart, Beth. “Spreading the Joy of Crafts,“ The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 24, 2016, ill.

Rosenberg, Karen, “Peter Voulkos: an Influential Sculptor Who Broke the Rules,” The New York Times, December 29, 2016, ill. (online version).

Adamson, Glenn. “Front: Rewriting the Rules,” Crafts magazine, England, January/February 2017, ill. p. 17.

Andréani, Carole. “Peter Voulkos: Naissance de la Céramique Américaine,” La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, (France), March-April 2017, ill. pp. 14, 15.

Tuchman, Phyllis. “On Fire: Peter Voulkos’s ’Breakthrough Years’ Shine at the Renwick Gallery,” ARTNEWS, posted online June 21, 2017.

Photo: Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Lost Found

Plate

Two-Face Bottle

Container with Cover

Figures Plate

Slab Bowl

Figures Vase

Family Vase

Stencil Figures Plate

Faces Pot

Found

Tall Covered Jar

Jar

Covered Jar

Untitled

Vase

Rasgeado

Untitled

Untitled

Rocking Pot

Found

Sculptured Container

Stencil Vase

Bullfight Plate

Vase

Bird Stencil Pot

Goblet

Vase

Vase

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