The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, September 1, 2015


George Ohr Rising: The Emergence of an American Master at the Gardiner Museum
George Ohr outside of his Biloxi Studio, circa 1900. Courtesy of the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art.
ONTARIO.- Twisted, folded and brilliantly glazed, the sensational ceramics of George Ohr look surprisingly modern despite having been made more than a century ago.

George Ohr Rising: The Emergence of an American Master — running May 15 to August 23, 2009 at the Gardiner Museum — showcases the work of one of the most flamboyant and eccentric pioneers of the studio ceramics movement in the United States. Known as the Mad Potter of Biloxi, Ohr’s pottery stands out for its sculptural forms, bold colours and sense of humour.

Largely unappreciated in his own lifetime, Ohr was “rediscovered” in the late 1960s when an antique dealer came across a large cache of his work that had been stored in his former studio. Collectors and curators now prize Ohr’s work, acknowledged today as one of the earliest truly modern artists in American history, and he has become an inspiration to many contemporary ceramic artists.

According to the Gardiner Museum’s Executive Director Alexandra Montgomery, “Ohr created over 10,000 pots and boasted that no two were alike. His personal magnetism and highly individualistic approach to ceramics will capture the imagination of anyone interested in early 20th century design.”

Organized by the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Gardiner Museum is the only Canadian venue for this travelling exhibition.

Gardiner Museum | George Ohr | Biloxi |  |




Today's News

June 14, 2009

Gilbert and George's Jack Freak Pictures Arrive in Berlin for First Solo Exhibition in 14 Years

Exhibition of Sounds to be Looked at and Objects to be Heard at James Cohan Gallery

Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History Publishes 3D Models of Teotihuacan

Immigrants are the Protagonists in Krzysztof Wodiczko's Projection in the Polish Pavilion

MoMA's Performance Exhibition Series Continues with Roman Ondak's Measuring the Universe

PULSE Miami Announces Relocation to The Ice Palace for its Fifth Edition

Bartolomé Ros Exhibition Offers a Look into an Agitated Period of Spanish History

The Art Fund Helps V&A Scoop Two Rare William Morris Designs

Art Auction to Benefit Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology

Exhibition Thematizes Freud's Theory of Drives through Exceptional Works of Fine Art

Nature as Artifice: New Dutch Landscape in Photography and Video Art on View at Eastman House

George Ohr Rising: The Emergence of an American Master at the Gardiner Museum

Museum of London Collaborates with Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives Committee on Exhibition

Hamburger Kunsthalle Presents Marcel van Eeden: The Zurich Trial, Part 1: Witness for the Prosecution

Minsheng Art Museum Shows Alberto Corazón: Conceptual Art, Painting and Sculpture, 1968-2008

Minimalist Glass Pool House Creates Contrast In Georgian Estate

MOCA's Permanent Collection Highlighted in New Exhibition at MOCA Grand Avenue

Taft Welcomes Local Contemporary Artist Emil Robinson for First Keystone Contemporary Exhibition

Top Students Attract Gallery Directors & Editors from Across the Country to Juried Exhibit

The RISD Museum of Art to Present The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Largest outdoor museum show to attract thousands to downtown West Palm Beach

2.- Northwestern University finds unusual use of blue pigment in ancient mummy portraits

3.- The finest opal ever unearthed will be publicly displayed for the first time in Australia

4.- New scientific research dispels myths surrounding portrait by Sandro Botticelli

5.- Taiwan boy accidentally damages $1.5 million painting by Italian artist Paolo Porpora

6.- From Rolex to buttocks: Body and Freedom Festival comes to home of Swiss watch

7.- Ai Weiwei's 'Forever' to be installed outside the Gherkin as part of Sculpture in the City 2015

8.- Italian "Flowers" painting damaged in Taiwan could be a fake: Expert Sean Hu

9.- Archaeologists unearth ancient Greek palace with important archaic inscriptions near Sparta

10.- Islamic State militants blow up temple in Syria's Palmyra: Syria's antiquities chief



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemariasound.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site