Walter Dexter RCA Studio Pottery Vase Canadian Listed 1931-2015 8 inches tall
Signed on the base by the artist. It is about 8 inches tall. It weighs about 1.875 kg. It is in excellent condition, no chips, no cracks and no repairs. The following is taken from his Obituary in the Times Colonist Newspaper and online. Victoria’s Walter Dexter described as a gentle giant and an almost unsung hero of Canadian art achieved national renown as a ceramics artist before his death this month. He was the first Canadian ceramics artist to achieve wide recognition as an abstract expressionist. His importance as a contemporary ceramics artist, I think, is just beginning to be understood. I believe, historically, he will be considered in the top five ceramics artists in the country, said Bancroft-Snell, author of the 2012 book Walter Dexter: The Torso Masterworks. Patricia Bovey, former director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, described Dexter as a major figure in the ceramics world. She said one of his crowning achievements is his torso series a vastly important collection of vessels inspired by the human form. Although also represented by Oak Bay’s Eclectic Gallery, Dexter is better known outside Victoria, Bancroft-Snell believes. It took people [there] a while to adjust to the fact they had a major artist in their midst whose prices were skyrocketing, Bancroft-Snell said. Dexter’s artwork was showcased in 1995 at an AGGV solo show. In 1992, he won the Saidye Bronfman Award, Canada’s top crafts honour. His pieces are in the collections of the AGGV, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Burlington Art Centre and Canadian Museum of Civilization. Obviously we do not want to go through the hassle of dealing with a return, so we are very careful to accurately describe the item, and include multiple high resolution pictures so you can see exactly what the item looks like. The item “Walter Dexter RCA Studio Pottery Vase Canadian Listed 1931-2015 8 inches tall” is in sale since Thursday, July 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Other Canadian Pottery”. The seller is “westcoastart2″ and is located in Victoria, British Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Artist: Walter Dexter
- Style: Studio Pottery
- Material: Clay
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Object Type: Vase
- Color: Multi-Color