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Beatrice Wood Signed Midcentury California Studio Pottery Cat Charger Plate

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A relatively rare and wonderfully hand-painted charger featuring a mischievous cat by famed American/ California ceramist Beatrice Wood. The portrait of the feline features Wood's unmistakable whimsical and playful touch and is richly colored and beautifully glazed. Truly an amazing one-of-a-kind work by a master artist/potter. Very scarce as we can only find a handful of other examples that she did on this subject matter. Signed with her customary "Beato" on the underside. Would be an amazing addition to any collection of Beatrice's work or Mid-Century Modern pottery or a fabulous, eye-catching Stand-alone piece in any setting. Really, a must for lovers of her work. Know famously in the art world as "The Mama of Dada", Wood lived a long (1893-1998) and very fruitful, creative life and is considered by many experts and collectors alike to have been a centerpiece in the modern ceramic art movement of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. At one point in her career, Wood studied with master potters Otto and Gertrud Natzler and later become famed in her own right for her distinct luster-glazing techniques. In 1994, the Smithsonian Institution named Wood an "Esteemed American Artist". Her other awards include: 1994 Governor’s Awards for the Arts (California) 1993 Recognition as A Role Model by Women in Film 1992 Gold Medal for Highest Achievement in Craftsmanship, American Craft Council 1988 Distinguished Service Award, Arizona State University 1987 Fellow of American Craft Council Women’s Art Caucus, National Award (NCECA Award) 1986 Women’s Building Award 1984 Living Treasure of California 1983 Symposium Award of the Institute for Ceramic History 1961 Goodwill Ambassador from the USA to India – exhibition and lecture tour Her works can be found in many prominent collections and museums including: Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York Detroit Institute for the Arts, Detroit, Michigan Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Museum of Arts and Design, New York Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, New York Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey Oakland Museum, Oakland, California Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England Dimensions: 1.5" high, 10.5 diameter A rare and quite special work.
  • Creator:
    Beatrice Wood (Artist)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 1.5 in (3.81 cm)Diameter: 10.5 in (26.67 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1960s-1980s
  • Condition:
    In very good to excellent vintage condition with no discernable flaws, cracks, chips, etc... (please see photos). A beautiful and engaging work overall. One of our personal favorite works.
  • Seller Location:
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2254334814822
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