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Sheriff of Pecos

Sheriff of Pecos

1931-1932

Russell Barnett Aitken

(American, 1910-2002)

Ceramic

Overall: 29 x 15 x 22 cm (11 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Gift of Irene Roosevelt Aitken 2013.357

Description

Figural studies were emphasized in ceramics classes at the Kunstgewerbeschule, where Clevelanders Viktor Schreckengost and Russell Barnett Aitken studied in 1929–30. 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.

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Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic

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