Russell Barnett Aitken (American, 1910-2002)
ceramic, Overall: 29 x 15 x 22 cm (11 3/8 x 5 7/8 x 8 5/8 in.). Gift of Irene Roosevelt Aitken 2013.357
Figural studies were emphasized in ceramics classes at the Kunstgewerbeschule, where Clevelanders Viktor Schreckengost and Russell Barnett Aitken studied in 1929â€“30. Aitken, especially, absorbed the Viennese style of exaggeration and caricature as seen in this depiction of a popular folk hero of the Wild West, incorporating such motifs into his work for the rest of his career.
Webb C. Ball Galleries, 1932The Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs, W. VA. 1934Ceramics by RBALoaned by Mrs. George W. Crawford1st prize for Ceramic Sculpture, Group of Five, Cleveland Museum of Art, May Show, 19321st prize, Texas State FairThe Cleveland Museum of Art; "The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s." Sept. 30, 2017-Jan. 14, 2018.
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