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December 5, 2012


2012-12-5 Ackerman Stories from the Bible

From Tami

This week we lost Evelyn Ackerman.  A great craftswomen and artist of the mid-century movement known as a California modernism master.  She worked across many mediums and had the ability to bring out the inherent beauty in each.  Her Stories from the Bible, cloisonné, 1984-1985 are so amazing… someday I will make a pilgrimage to see them in person in the permanent collection of the
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sara permalink
    December 6, 2012 7:11 pm

    I think i was still ‘hungover’ from the cool pink (hot) tiles in the previous post, I thought these cloisonné works were tiles, like Pewabic or Moravian pottery. Stories, yum.

  2. Sara permalink
    December 7, 2012 4:42 am

    She was from Detroit apparently. She may have seen the Pewabic tile there. ?. So many influences.

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