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Waylande Desantis Gregory

WAYLANDE DESANTIS GREGORY (USA, 1905–71)

Waylande Desantis Gregory was born in Baxter Springs, Kansas, on June 13, 1905. He was a sculptor, a designer and a craftsman. He studied at Pittsburg State Teachers College, 1922 and enrolled in the Kansas City Art Institute. Within a few months, Gregory accepted a position with the McCartney Ornamental Plastering Company. Though still very young, Gregory was soon assigned his first major project of the design and casting of architectural ornaments for Strong Hall, the administration building at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Gregory next found his way to the Chicago Art Institute, where he came under the influence of historian-sculptor Loredo Taft and began to work in marble, bronze and ceramics. Ceramics became Gregory’s primary medium. He apprenticed himself to the Midland Terra Cotta Company in Cicero, Illinois, then enrolled at the University of Kansas City to study chemistry, geology and mineralogy. Before embarking on his career as a ceramic sculptor, however, in 1928 he went as artist-designer to the Cowan Art Pottery Studio in Rocky River, Ohio. When the Cowan Studio closed in December 1931, Gregory went to the Cranbrook Academy of Art as a fellow-in-residence. In 1932, he established his own studio in Bound Brook, New Jersey and turned his attention to creating ton-size, ceramic statuary. He died in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on August 18, 1971.

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Waylande Gregory Zebra Table Lamp
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Miami, FL
Waylande Gregory zebra table lamp in white, platinum and brown. Dimensions: D 9" X 20"H (31"H With shade ) Shade: D 17" X 12"H.
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2010s Peruvian Modern Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

Waylande Gregory Black and White Lava Large Chuby Lamp
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Miami, FL
Waylande Gregory black and white lava large chuby lamp. 20.5" x 8"
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2010s Peruvian Modern Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

"Branches with Pears," Rare, Etched Glass Bowl in Golden Sand Color by Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Layered with enamel and etched by the artist, this remarkable bowl depicting tree branches laden with pears was created by Waylande Gregory, probably in the 1940s. Prodigious and ind...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Glass

Signed Waylande Gregory White Ceramic Gold Gilt Lamp with White Linen Shade
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Houston, TX
Before he became known for his prolific production of brightly-colored ceramic sculptures and ware after World War II, Waylande Gregory created a series of Classic Art Deco pieces su...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

Pair of Waylande Gregory Small Square Purple Ceramic Trays with Gold Key Pattern
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Pair of small trays or decorative square trinket dishes by Waylande Gregory. Vibrant matte purple glaze with 24-karat gold key pattern. Classic design by Gregory but newer production.
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21st Century and Contemporary Peruvian Mid-Century Modern Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

"Flying Phoenix Bird," Spectacular Set of Lemon Yellow Art Deco Dishes, Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Entirely unique and vividly glazed in tones of lemon yellow, silver and white, this set of 21 Art Deco dishes includes a very unusual large bowl, 10 dinner plates and 10 dessert plat...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Porcelain

Waylande Gregory Gilt Gold, White and Green Ceramic Bowl, circa 1940s
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Early work by Wayland Gregory, patterned gold leaf on white ceramic with bright green exterior, signed, 1940s. Generous size.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Gold Leaf

"Golden Phoenix," Unique Art Deco Plate in Gold and Charcoal by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Richly finished in gold and charcoal-hued glazes, this decorative plate features a large, fantastical phoenix bird, with outspread wing, curving tail and spiky plumage. The artist wa...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Porcelain

Art Deco Waylande Gregory Studio Art Pottery Candlestick Holder Candleholder
By Waylande Gregory
Located in San Diego, CA
Seldom seen Art Deco studio art pottery candleholder by Waylande Gregory. Great design and form. Hand painted dot design with gold gilt paint. Signed on the bottom. In very nice shap...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

"Fantail Pigeon," Rare Dusty Pink Art Deco Sculpture with Painted Base, Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare and beautiful example of the porcelain sculptures of Waylande Gregory, this depiction of a fantail pigeon in deep, dusty pink and white dates to the 1940s or 1950s. Gregory wa...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Porcelain

Large Sculpture by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Doylestown, PA
A large sculpture, possibly a maquette, in painted foam, by sculptor Waylande Gregory (1905-1971) depicting the development of child with male and female nude figures. The sculpture ...
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20th Century American Modern Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Foam

"Leaping Gazelles," Rare Pair of Art Deco Porcelain Plates by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeously glazed in tones of warm grey (almost taupe), white and mirrored gold, this rare and stunning pair of plates depict leaping gazelles, a favorite motif of artists in the Art...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Porcelain

"Polo Player," Footed, Shallow Dish with Polo Motif, Art Deco, by Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully glazed in shades of white and sand, this rare footed dish depicts a polo player reaching out to strike the ball. The primary glaze has a beautiful mottled appearance, and...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Clay

"Crested Water Bird," Art Deco Rondel in Black and Gold by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rare and winning, this lovely Art Deco porcelain rondel, glazed in black, gold and red on a white ground, was designed and executed by Waylande Gregory, the great American sculptor a...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Porcelain

"Polo Player in Blue and White," Unique 1930s Lamp Base/Sculpture by Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Glazed in brilliant cerulean blue and white, this remarkable lamp base, never fitted with hardware for a lamp was sculpted in the 1930s by Waylande Gregory, the great WPA artist. Pro...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Porcelain

"Pink Doves," Rare Pair of Midcentury Ceramic Sculptures by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Glazed in a deep pink color overlaid by an elaborate pattern of markings in black and gold, this pair of ceramic doves was sculpted and glazed by Waylande Gregory, one of America's 2...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

Pair of Polo Players, Rare and Striking Art Deco Sculptures by Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very rare and striking, this pair of polo players glazed in a rich, deep bronze-like glaze highlighted with old gold, represent one of the high points of Art Deco sculpture in Americ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

"Polo Players," Rare Set of 5 Porcelain Art Deco Coasters by Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Strikingly sculpted, incised and glazed, this very rare set of five coasters depicting polo players upon their horses -- each of them unique and incised by Gregory's hand -- is glaze...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Porcelain

"Moroccan Agadir Bazaar," Unique Midcentury Bowl by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of the most colorful and atmospheric pieces ever created by master sculptor and ceramicist Waylande Gregory, this glazed, shallow bowl shows a turbaned figure in the foreground, ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

"Fawn" Art Deco Sculpture by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeously glazed in tones of brown and gold, this very rare sculpture depicting a spotted fawn was created by Waylande Gregory, the renowned WPA sculptor and innovative ceramicist. ...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

Waylande Gregory Ceramic Bowl
By Waylande Gregory
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An elegant, hand-painted bowl by Waylande Gregory. Stylized leaf pattern in green and silver leaf.
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1950s American Modern Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

Pair of Stylized Ceramic Swans by Waylande Gregory, circa 1940s
By Waylande Gregory
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of large scale ( 18"L) ceramic swan sculptures by Waylande Gregory. Brown/gray with gold paint and sgraffito stylized and typical of Gregory's work, circa 1940s, signed Waland...
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1940s American Modern Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

"Polo Player," Classic and Rare Art Deco Sculpture in Caramel Hue by Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of the rarest and most classic Art Deco sculptures ever produced in 1930s America, this striking Polo Player, complete with his original polo mallet, was sculpted by Waylande Gre...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Porcelain

Waylande Gregory Ceramic Jar with Sgraffito Decoration
By Waylande Gregory
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An interesting ceramic lidded jar by Waylande Gregory with sgraffito decoration.
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1950s American Modern Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

"Galloping Horse" Art Deco Plaque by Waylande Gregory, 1940s
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Glazed in brilliant white, deep red, gold and black, this striking round plaque was made by Waylande Gregory, the renowned WPA sculptor and innovative ceramicist. Prodigious and inde...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

"Jack and Queen of Hearts," Pair of Bas Reliefs, Art Deco
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Classic and beautiful examples of Art Deco sculpture, signed by Waylande Gregory, one of America's leading sculptors before and after World War II, this pair of reliefs is enrobed in...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Clay

"Mermaid Bowl," Large, Important Art Deco Sculptural Piece by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Created by one of America's most important sculptors working in the Art Deco period, this large and heavy sculptural bowl by Waylande Gregory depicts a mermaid holding a fish in eith...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

"Leaping Deer in Snow," Striking Art Deco Lidded Box by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeously glazed in tones of gold and warm, dark gray, this lidded ceramic box depicts a leaping deer on its cover, the spots on its fur echoed by the large snowflakes in the air. T...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

"Leaping Zebra," Fine and Rare Art Deco Sculpture, Signed by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of energy and élan, this rare sculpture by Waylande Gregory, dating from the 1940s, depicts a zebra in mid-air, looking behind with elegant unconcern. The ceramic form is glazed...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

Monumental Waylande Gregory Iron Bird Sculpture
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A monumental 90" tall iron sculpture of a bird by the noted American artist Waylande Gregory. While mostly known for his ceramics this massive iron sculpture is straight out of his e...
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1960s American Folk Art Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

"Eve and Adam in Eden," Magnificent, Art Deco-WPA Sculptural Panel
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A magnificent example of WPA sculptor Waylande Gregory's work at the height of his career in the 1930s, when he was creating major fountains, public monuments and World's Fair sculpt...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Clay

"Gray Swan," Iconic Art Deco Sculpture by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of Waylande Gregory's most dynamic and winning sculptures, this example glazed in a velvety grey flannel color, the swan is shown from two sides, with its lovely taupe wings on f...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Porcelain

"Seashells and Coral," Unique Art Deco Vase with Gold Glaze by Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Its gold-on-brown glazes softly glistening in the light, this lovely and unique vase by Waylande Gregory depicts a variety of undersea life, including nautilus shells and starfish on...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

"Striped Black Rooster," Large, Rare Art Deco Sculpture by Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Striking and bold, this rare and large ceramic sculpture by Waylande Gregory depicts a rooster with striped body and dotted wings, in tones of black and charcoal with touches of whit...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Clay

Pair of Waylande Gregory Bowls with Underwater Fish Scene and Gold Accents
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of whimsical fish bowls by Waylande Gregory. The deep, white bowls have metallic gold glaze on their bases and a whimsical, underwater scene in their interiors with gold accents...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Ceramic

"Phoenix," Brilliantly Glazed Art Deco Lamp Base by Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Brilliantly glazed in tones of crimson, silver and white, this very fine lamp base was created by Waylande Gregory, the renowned WPA sculptor and innovative ceramicist. Prodigious ...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Porcelain

Rare Pair of Gold and White Candlesticks, Waylande Gregory
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This rare pair of porcelain candlesticks, brilliantly glazed in gold and white, are signed by Waylande Gregory, the pioneering 20th century sculptor and ceramicist. Prodigious and i...
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1950s American Art Deco Vintage Waylande Desantis Gregory

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Porcelain