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Harrison McIntosh
20th Century Modern and Contemporary Studio Ceramist
American, (September 11, 1914–January 21, 2016) For over fifty years, Harrison McIntosh has created functional ceramics which combine spare, rational forms associated with the German Bauhaus and beautifully proportioned shapes derived from Asian pottery traditions. With his dual interest between Eastern and Western aesthetic, McIntosh has much in common with painter John McLaughlin. Born in Vallejo, Harrison studied ceramics with Glen Lukens at the University of Southern California in 1940 and in 1953 with Marguerite Wildenhain at her "Pond Farm" workshop in Guerneville.
Exhibition History
2008: "Thirty Years of California Modernism," September 25 - December 31, 2008, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2006: "A Ceramics Legacy: Selections from the St├ęphane Janssen and R. Michael Johns," February 11 - August 5, 2006, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
2006: "American Ceramics 1884 - 1972," February 25 - September 3, 2006, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
2005: "Tony Marsh, Harrison McIntosh, Karen Thuesen Massaro," November 26 - December 31, 2005, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2004: "Standing Room Only," Scripps 60th Ceramic Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California
2004: "Heirlooms of the Future - Art of Contemporary American Designer Craftsmen," June 10 - November 30, 2004, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California
2002: "Harrison McIntosh, Selected Work: 1982 - 2002," May 25 - June 29, 2002, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2000: "Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950 - 2000," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1998 - 1999: "Premeditated Function: The Corsaw Collection of American Ceramics," September 24, 1998 - February 4, 1999, The International Museum of Ceramic Art, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York
1996 - 1997: "Contemporary American Craft: Selections from Mingei International's Permanent Collection," August 8, 1996 - December 1997, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California
1993 - 1994: "Heirlooms of the Future: Masterworks of West Coast American Designer/Craftsmen," August 22, 1993 - January 15, 1994, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California
1993: "The Fine Art of American Craft," September 10 - October 3, 1993, Los Angeles County Fair Fine Arts Building, Pomona, California
1989: "First Anniversary Celebration with Harrison McIntosh," March 10 - April 15, 1989, MOA Art Gallery, West Hollywood, California
1986: "Two Hundred Years Without End: Traditional and Contemporary Arts of the People," July 3-November 15, 1986, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California
1984: Scripps College Ceramic Annual Exhibition, Scripps College, Claremont, California
1979: Scripps College Ceramic Annual Exhibition, Scripps College, Claremont, California
1970: Carson Pirie Scott, Chicago, Illinois
1969: "Objects: USA," The Johnson Collection of Contemporary Crafts, The Smithsonian Institute (The Smithsonian American Art Museum), Washington, D.C.
1969: Scripps College Ceramic Annual Exhibition, Scripps College, Claremont, California
1950 - 1968: "Ceramic National," Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
1968: "Twentieth Anniversary Invitational Decorative Arts Ceramic Exhibition," Wichita Art Association, Wichita, Kansas
1967: "California Craftsmen," California Arts Commission
1967: One-person show, Bullocks Wilshire Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1967: "Acquisitions," Organized by the American Craftsmen Council, Museum of Contemporary Crafts (Museum of Arts & Design), New York, New York
1966: Scripps College Ceramic Annual Exhibition, Scripps College, Claremont, California
1964 - 1965: "International Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Art," Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1964: "Craftsmanship Defined: 12 American Craftsmen," Philadelphia Museum College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1963: One-person show, University of Redlands, Redlands, California
1963: One-person show, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California
1962 - 1964: One-person show, Bullocks Wilshire Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1961: "California Craftsmen's Exhibition," Oakland Art Museum (Oakland Museum of California), Oakland, California
1959: "Second International Ceramics Festival," Ostend, Belgium
1958: "International Ceramic Exhibition," Syracuse Museum, New York, New York
1958: "Craftsmanship," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1957: One-person Show, Arizona State College (Arizona State University), Tempe, Arizona
1956: "Craftsmanship in a Changing World," Museum of Contemporary Crafts (Museum of Arts & Design), New York, New York
1955: "First International Ceramics Festival," Cannes, France
1954: Scripps College Ceramic Annual Exhibition, Scripps College, Claremont, California
1953: "American Craftsmen," University of Illinois, Illinois
1952: Scripps College Ceramic Annual Exhibition, Scripps College, Claremont, California

Collections
20th Anniversary Collection, The Studio Potter, Goffstown, New Hampshire
The Marer Collection, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California
Belgian Royal Collection, Ostend, Belgium
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Kiushu Museum, Kiushu, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Crafts (Museum of Arts & Design), New York, New York
Musee National de la Ceramique de Sevres, Paris, France
Objects: USA, The Johnson Collection of Contemporary Crafts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Alfred University, Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York
Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, California
Haggin Museum, Stockton, California
Ikenobo Society, Kyoto, Japan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Mills College, Prieto Collection, Oakland, California
Mingei Museum, Karashiki, Japan and San Diego, California
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, the Louvre, Paris, France
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Pomona College, Claremont, California
Scripps College, Claremont, California
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah
Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Education
1953: Pond Farm Pottery, Guerneville, California
1950: Mills College, Oakland, California
1949-1952: Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
1940: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
1938: Art Center School, Los Angeles, California (Art Center of Design, Pasadena, California)

Born
September 11, 1914, Vallejo, California


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