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Beatrice Wood
20th c Studio Ceramist
American, (March 3, 1893–March 12, 1998) Born in San Francisco, Beatrice Wood studied in Paris in 1914 where she met many of the leading figures in 20th-century art, including Marcel Duchamp (1887 - 1968), the iconoclastic leader of the Dada movement. Wood moved to Los Angeles in 1928 and in 1930 began to produce ceramic-ware. Best known for the visually rich luster glazes which decorate her highly inventive forms, Wood produced a vast body of work over her long and productive career.
Death
March 12, 1998, Ojai, California

Exhibition History
January 25, 2020- May 16, 2021: "Decade by Decade: Women Artists of California", Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
2006: "Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the ASU Art Museum Permanent Collection," 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: "Centers and Edges: Modern Ceramic Design and Sculpture, 1880 - 1980," Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2002 - 2006: "The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection," Travel Venues: Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina; Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; The Dixon Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois; COPIA: The American Center for Food, Wine, and the Arts, Napa, California; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
2004: "Heirlooms of the Future - Art of Contemporary American Designer Craftsmen," June 10 - November 30, 2004, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California
2003: "Shared Passion, Sara and David Lieberman Collection of Contemporary Ceramics and Craft," February 8 - May 18, 2003, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
2001: "Beatrice Wood: Gilded Vessels," November 6 - December 1, 2001, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, New York
2000: "Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950 - 2000," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1996 - 1997: "Contemporary American Craft: Selections from Mingei International's Permanent Collection," August 8, 1996 - December 1997, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California
1994 - 1996: "Revolution in Clay: The Marer Collection of Contemporary Ceramics," October 22 - December 4, 1994, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California; January 8 - February 26, 1995, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida; March 25 - May 21, 1995, Sunrise Museums, Charleston, West Virginia; June 11 - July 30, 1995, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan; August 27 - October 15, 1995, Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio; November 12, 1995 - January 7, 1996, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas; January 28 - March 17, 1996, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas; April 14 - June 2, 1996, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia; September 15 - November 3, 1996, Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, Alabama
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
1989 - 1990: "The Figurative Art of Beatrice Wood," November 18, 1989 - February 18, 1990, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California; June 19 - October 28, 1990, The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California
1974: Scripps Ceramic Annual Exhibition, Lang Gallery, Claremont, California
1969: Scripps Ceramic Annual Exhibition, Lang Gallery, Claremont, California
1952: Scripps Ceramic Annual Exhibition, Claremont, California

Collections
20th Anniversary Collection, The Studio Potter, Goffstown, New Hampshire
The Marer Collection, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Museum of Arts & Design, New York, New York
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin
Cooper - Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, New York
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Education
1928: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
1914: Academie Julian, Paris, France

Birth
March 3, 1893, San Francisco, California


Artist Objects

Gold Lustre Teaset 2004.71.a.b.c.d.e.f.g


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