It’s All About the Art (2016)

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Shenango China Company — New Castle, Pennsylvania

In 1942 Hungarian-born artist Eva Zeisel was commissioned to create a design for Castleton China to be displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The design, known as “Museum Service,” was an overwhelming success and was later produced for public sale. Based on this success Castleton China commissioned a host of other renowned artists, including George Braque, Salvador Dali, Andrew Wyeth, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Roberto Montenegro, and Thomas Hart Benton, to craft designs for its china.

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More of my work can be seen here

Shenango China/Shenango Pottery

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12 responses to “It’s All About the Art (2016)

  1. Strange coincidence: I just read about the Austrian sociologist Hans Zeisel in Janek Wasserman’s book “Black Vienna”, a study about the political (especially right-wing, but also (as in Zeisel’s case) left-wing intellectual currents in Vieanna after WWI. It turns out that Eva Zeisel was Hans Zeisel’s wife.

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