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Doyle Lane

Biography to Display: 

1925Born New Orleans, Louisiana

2002 Died

EDUCATION

1953 Los Angeles City College

East Los Angeles City College

University of Southern California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Studio Potter

Glaze Chemist, L.H. Butcher Chemical, East Los Angeles, California

 

 Doyle Lane is known for work that ranges from beaded necklaces to delicate vases he called weed pots to ceramic sculptures to clay paintings and large scale wall mosaics. The Orange Wall, commissioned for 301 E. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena at 18 feet long is one of his largest mosaics. This piece is now installed at The Huntington Library in San Marion, CA.

 While at the University of Southern California he studied with Vivika Heino and Carlton Ball.  

Lane’s clay paintings were often round with areas defined by color fields or they were composed of pieces that had been cut from the whole, glazed and then reassembled. Typically the clay paintings are mounted on a wooden background.

A glaze specialist, in the Glen Lukens tradition, he developed glazes to enhance his small simple forms. They often crawl, bubble, crack and melt off the lower edges of his pieces.

Public Collections

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Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Cederholm, Theresa Dickason. Afro-American Artists: A Bio-Bibliographical Directory. Boston, MA: Trustees of the Boston Public Library, 1973

Doyle Lane. Clay Paintings. Los Angeles: The Landing at Reform Gallery, 2014.

Lewis, Samella. African American Art and Artists. Berkeley, CA Berkeley University of California Press, 1990.

Montgomery, Evangeline J. California Black Craftsmen. Oakland, CA: Mills College Art Gallery, 1970. 

Nordness, Lee. Objects USA: Works by Artist-Craftsmen in Ceramic, Enamel, Glass,Metal, Plastic, Mosaic, Wood and Fiber. New York, NY: Viking Press, 1970.

Wilson, Stanley, Studio Potter 1970s, 1981

Tigerman, Bobbye. A Handbook of California Design. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2013.

 

 

 

Typical Marks
1950-1960
Bowl with Glazed Interior
Date: 1950-1960
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Unglazed
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Conical Vase
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Yellow Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 2.75 x 3.5"
Surface Technique: Glaze
Linda and James Haggerty
Photo: TMP
Linda and James Haggerty
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Orange Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 2.25 x 9"
Surface Technique: Glaze
Linda and James Haggerty
Photo: TMP
Linda and James Haggerty
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 4, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/lane-0