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Anne Kraus

Biography to Display: 

1956Born Short Hills, New Jersey

2003Died  Boulder, Colorado

EDUCATION

1978BA Painting, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1984MFA New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1982Greenwich House Pottery, New York, New York

 

Anne Kraus is best known for painterly narrative scenes on traditional ceramic forms, usually in a white reserve and incorporating text. Kraus began her art career as a painter living in New York City. The European porcelains from Meissen, Sèvres and R.S. Prussia that she saw at the Metropolitan Museum captured her imagination and influenced her decision to work in clay.

Kraus’ early work was done at her Shining Leaf Pottery in New Jersey. She constructs her pieces from slip-cast stoneware elements that she combines and recombines in many different ways. Kraus mastered the use of under glaze decoration. The emotional images in her narratives may appear deceptively calm, often drawn from her dream diaries, they frequently present her deeply personal views on political, social and cultural issues. In addition to images, her work typically includes carefully drawn text relating to the images. Toward the end of her career she began making tile paintings.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas

International Ceramic Museum, Shigaraki, Japan

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LAMCA), Los Angeles, California

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder, Colorado

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth. American Ceramics: 1876 to the Present, Revised Edition. New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1987.

___________. Cindi Strauss. Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics, the Garth Clark and Mark DelVecchio Collection. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.

Kraus, Anne. “The Point of Function.” Studio Potter, June 1999.

___________. Anne Kraus: A survey, February 3 to March 7, 1998. New York, NY: Garth Clark Gallery, 1998.

Lauria, Jo. Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950—2000. Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2000.

 

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Typical Marks
ca.1960
1984
1985
ca. 1986
Bowl
Date: ca. 1960
Form: Bowl
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Wind Chime Hotel
Date: 1984
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze (On Glaze), Underglaze
 Everson Museum of Art Collection, Museum Purchase, 1985
Photo: John Polak
Everson Museum of Art Collection, Museum Purchase, 1985
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Peaceable Kingdom
Date: 1985
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Drape Mold, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze (On Glaze), Underglaze
 Everson Museum of Art Collection, Gift of Garth Clark, 1985
Photo: John Polak
Everson Museum of Art Collection, Gift of Garth Clark, 1985
Photo: John Polak
Success Vase
Date: ca. 1986
Form: Vase
Materials: White Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze (On Glaze), Underglaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified September 3, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/kraus