(American, born Vienna, Austria, 1908–1971)
(American, born Vienna, Austria, 1908–2007)
Earthenware with chartreuse glaze
4.5 x 14.3 x 14.8 cm (1 3/4 x 5 5/8 x 5 13/16 in.)
Weight: 170 g (6 oz.)
Gift of Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer 2020.88
This bowl was created shortly after Gertrud and Otto Natzler emigrated from Austria to the United States in 1938 to escape the onslaught of Nazi terror.
Getrud and Otto Natzler were two of the most important American artisan designers working in ceramics in the 20th century. They were both born in Vienna, Austria, where they began their careers absorbing the early modernist aesthetic of that city in the 1920s. The Natzlers adapted the Viennese Secessionist emphasis on the use of brightly contrasting colors in their early work such as this bowl with its chartreuse glaze.
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