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Frank J. Olt Jr., Frank Olt

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

BFA Long Island University, Brookville, New York

MFA Long Island University, Brookville, New York

 

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

Artist –in-Residence, Museum of Modern Art PS 1, Long Island City, New York

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1984 –  Professor of Art, Long Island University, Brookville, New York

2018 –  Studio Artist, Oyster Bay, New York

 

BIOGRAPHY

Frank Olt is best known for using ceramic panels and techniques with mixed media to create wall hung brightly colored paintings.

 Olt’s process begins with glazing a ceramic panel and kiln firing it several times. Once the firing process is complete, Olt covers the surface with linen or burlap, then cuts away the fabric, revealing the glazed surface below. The final process is drawing on the panel with encaustic paints. The drawings can depict lines, abstractions of Japanese calligraphy, geometric forms, etc.

Olt was a student of the Bauhaus ceramist Rose Krebs.

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Hill Perre, Franklin and, PH.D. Kenneth Wayne. Frank Olt: New Paintings. Manhasset: Salamatina Gallery, 2012.

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

Signed Frank OLT on underside.

1999
Two Slabs Wall Hanging
Date: 1999
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.407, gift of the American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.407, gift of the American Ceramic Society

Citation: Lange, Hanna. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 28, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/olt-jr