Four Seasons Vase

Four Seasons Vase

1931-32

designer

Viktor Schreckengost

(American, 1906-2008)

made at

Cowan Pottery Studio

(American, Ohio, Rocky River, 1912-1931)

Earthenware

Diameter: 20.4 cm (8 1/16 in.); Overall: 29.6 cm (11 5/8 in.)

Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 1932.964

Location

Did you know?

Cleveland ceramicist and industrial designer Viktor Schreckengost produced this vase after returning from a year of study in Vienna. The Cleveland Museum of Art exhibited and purchased it within a year of its creation, giving his new style immediate exposure.

Description

Although Viktor Schreckengost was introduced to new ideas in Vienna through the teaching of Michael Powolny and others, the exhibition and acquisition of Dina Kuhn’s Das Wasser (Water) by the Cleveland Museum of Art before his departure in 1929 reveals that he may have already seen Viennese portrait design in his hometown.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Earthenware

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