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The Mad Potter Of Biloxi

Author : Garth Clark
ISBN : UOM:39015017920219
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The self-proclaimed Mad Potter of Biloxi, Mississippi, and creator of more than seven thousand unique works of pottery art is the subject of this work
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Mad Potter

Author : Jan Greenberg
ISBN : 9781466848771
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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When George Ohr's trove of pottery was discovered in 1967, years after his death, his true genius was discovered with it. The world could finally see how unique this artist really was! Born in 1856 in Biloxi, Mississippi, George grew up to the sounds of the civil war and political unrest. When he was 22, his boyhood friend introduced him to the pottery wheel. The lost young man suddenly found his calling. "When I found the potter's wheel I felt it all over like a duck in water." He started creating strangely crafted pots and vases, expressing his creativity and personality through the ceramic sculptures. Eventually he had thousands at his fingertips. He took them to fairs and art shows, but nobody was buying these odd figures from this bizarre man. Eventually he retired, but not without hiding hundreds of his ceramics. Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, authors of the award winning Ballet for Martha, approach this colorful biography with a gentle and curious hand.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Pottery Politics Art

Author : Richard D. Mohr
ISBN : 0252027892
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Understanding the passions fueling three of America's most provocative potters Pottery, Politics, Art uses the medium of clay to explore the nature of spectacle, bodies, and boundaries. The book analyzes the sexual and social obsessions of three of America's most intense potters, artists who used the liminal potentials of clay to explore the horrors and delights of our animal selves. The book revives from undeserved obscurity the far-southern Illinois potting brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick (1814-90, 1828-96) and examines the significance of the haunting, witty, and grotesque wares of the brothers' Anna Pottery (1859-96). The book then traces the Kirkpatricks' decisive influence on a central figure in the American arts and crafts movement, George Ohr (1857-1918), known as "the Mad Potter of Biloxi" and arguably America's greatest potter. Finally, the book gives a new reading to Ohr's contorted yet lyrical and ecstatic works. Abundant full-color and black-and-white photographs illustrate this remarkable art, with images of many Kirkpatrick and Ohr works being published here for the first time.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

George Ohr

Author : Eugene Hecht
ISBN : 9780847841172
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The definitive and most up-to-date volume on the celebrated Biloxi artist, who was the most revolutionary art potter of his time. Called the Mad Potter of Biloxi, the Apostle of Individuality, and the self-proclaimed Greatest Art Potter on Earth, George Edgar Ohr (1857–1918) transformed wheel-thrown pots into ceramic works that were far ahead of their time. Though the unprecedented shapes and idiosyncratic glazes of Ohr's creations were ridiculed by some during his lifetime, he was recognized as a genius by cognoscenti, who championed his work. Today, his ceramics are seen as forerunners of the American modernist movement and are prized by collectors and museums. This handsome volume, showcasing some 135 of Ohr's masterpieces, accompanies a major exhibition at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art that will take place in the John S. and James L. Knight Gallery, four new Frank Gehry–designed, supersized, twisted steel "pod" buildings. All-new photographs of the objects—most never before publicly exhibited—illustrate Ohr's ability to combine color and form to create vessels of incomparable delicacy. This volume is filled with new research and fresh insights into the life and work of one of America's most singular and creative master artists.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Legends And Lore Of The Mississippi Golden Gulf Coast

Author : Edmond Boudreaux Jr.
ISBN : 9781614239253
Genre : Photography
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The story of the Mississippi Golden Gulf Coast can't be told without a few tall tales--pirates, buried treasure, ghosts and colorful characters pepper its diverse past. From incredible stories of the pirate Jean Lafitte to iconic legends like Barq's Root Beer, travel from Bay St. Louis to Biloxi and every nook and cranny in between to discover the legends and lore of Mississippi's Golden Gulf Coast. Local historian Edmond Boudreaux explores this exciting history, recounting the fantastic tales that launch the reader into the past and create a truly captivating history.
Category: Photography

American Masters Of The Mississippi Gulf Coast

Author : Patti Carr Black
ISBN : 1604732059
Genre : Art
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American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius is a major initiative by the National Endowment for the Arts, chaired by poet Dana Gioia. The project is designed to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy. The exhibit, "American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast," is part of that initiative. It is a special collaboration of the NEA, the Mississippi Arts Commission, and numerous art institutions within the state, some as lenders to the exhibition, some as venues for the exhibition. This book, which accompanies the exhibit, presents four artists from the Mississippi Gulf Coast whose work has garnered national attention and acclaim. The work of 19th century Biloxi art potter, George Ohr, has been called a forerunner of modern sculpture. Twentieth century Biloxi artist, Dusti Bonge, was the first modernist painter in Mississippi, and exhibited with the major figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement in America. Richmond Barthe of Bay St. Louis attained the summit of acclaim during the Harlem Renaissance with his classical and sensuous sculpture of the human form. Walter Anderson of Ocean Springs drew specifically on the flora and fauna of the Gulf Coast for his art. The culture of the Coast with its unrestrained spirit and vitality may be the only area in the state in which the four artists honored in this exhibition could have thrived. Each was highly individualistic, some called eccentric. Each was touched by the environment in specific and useful ways. Each seemed to move inexorably and freely toward his/her art under the wide skies of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and its tradition of uninhibited striving. Except for George Ohr, who worked in the 19th century, the other three artists were contemporaries in time and all four shared the history, culture, and natural world of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Its background of many ethnic groups, its proximity to New Orleans, the activities of the waterfront, its spirit as a playground all became influences on their lives and art. This book presents biographies of Ohr, Bonge, Anderson, and Barthe with family photographs and color illustrations of their work.
Category: Art

Mississippi Off The Beaten Path

Author : Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick
ISBN : 9781493017867
Genre : Travel
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Mississippi Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Mississippi Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Mississippi that other guidebooks just don't offer.
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Kovels American Art Pottery

Author : Ralph M. Kovel
ISBN : UOM:49015002907989
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Lists 215 art pottery and tile firms and more than one thousand artist and factory marks
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Art Aurea

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ISBN : UOM:39015020383256
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

New Art Examiner

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ISBN : UOM:39015020426741
Genre : Art
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The independent voice of the visual arts.
Category: Art

American Ceramics

Author : Everson Museum of Art
ISBN : UOM:39015021491868
Genre : Porcelain
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Category: Porcelain

One Hundred Stories

Author : Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (Md.)
ISBN : UOM:39015082738934
Genre : Art
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One Hundred Stories celebrates one hundred paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative arts in the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (WCMFA) in Hagerstown. Maryland. The Museum opened in 1931 with a small but very fine collection, and was the product of the unique vision and generosity of a remarkable woman, Anna Brugh Singer. The volume includes an essay by Joseph Ruzicka about the history of the Museum, followed by an essay by Alan Fern on the history of museums in the United States, both of which precede the main presentation of artworks and entries. Those artworks and their stories are arranged by category: gifts of the founders of the Museum, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Singer Jr.; European art; American works; and decorative arts.
Category: Art

The Southern Quarterly

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ISBN : UOM:39015057976634
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

House Garden

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ISBN : UOM:39015012216514
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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Category: Architecture, Domestic

Studio Potter

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ISBN : UOM:39015058892178
Genre : Potters
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Category: Potters