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Adrian Saxe

Biography to Display: 

1943Born, Glendale, California

EDUCATION

1965-1969Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, California

1974BFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1971-1972Instructor in Art, California State University, Long Beach, California

1973—Professor, Ceramics, Department of Art, University of California, Los Angeles, California

 

Adrian Saxe is best known for work that shows influences of classic Chinese ceramics, which he enhances by adding a humorous twist.  He often uses Sèvres glazes and gold luster on his pieces, which typically began with a cast component.  Saxe studied with Ralph Bacerra and John Coplans at Chouinard Art Institute.  His early work was primarily concerned with site-specific sculpture that he created using large numbers of ceramic pieces. He has worked with stoneware and earthenware, although his best known pieces are porcelain.

An interview with Adrian Saxe conducted October 10 and 15, 2007, by Jo Lauria for the Archives of American Art’s Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America is available at:
www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-adrian-saxe-13666

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, Arizona

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

de Young Museum, San Francisco, California

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Gardiner Museum, Ontario, Canada

Kruithuis Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

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

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Pavillion de Marsan, Palais de Louvre, Paris

Musée National de Céramique de Sevres, Sevres, France

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas

Newark Art Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, Logan, Utah

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, New York

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan

Taipei Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

White House Collection at the Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, Arkansas

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth, and Tony Cunha. The Artful Teapot. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill, 2001.

 Lynn, Martha Drexler. The Clay Art of Adrian Saxe. New York, NY: Thames & Hudson; Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 1994.

Monroe, MichaelThe White House Collection of American Crafts. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1995.

Saxe, Adrian, Jeff Perrone and Peter SchjehldahlAdrian Saxe. Kansas City, MO: University of Missouri Department of Art–Kansas City Gallery of Art, March 1987.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Frank Lloyd Gallery

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

 

Typical Marks
1975
1979
1982
1992
Antelope Jar
Date: 1979
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Untitled
Date: 1980
Form: Vessel
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Everson Museum of Art Collection, Gift of the Social Art Club Memorial Fund in memory of Anna Wetherill Olmsted, 1981
Photo: John Polak
Everson Museum of Art Collection, Gift of the Social Art Club Memorial Fund in memory of Anna Wetherill Olmsted, 1981
Photo: John Polak
Untitled Sculpture
Date: 1982
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Barbara S. Rosenthal and Kenneth W. Juster, 1997, 1997.416.3ab
Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Barbara S. Rosenthal and Kenneth W. Juster, 1997, 1997.416.3ab
Photo: TMP
Teapot
Date: 1990
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Brooklyn Museum Modernist Benefit Fund 1990
Photo: Brooklyn Museum-Creative Commons_BY
Brooklyn Museum Modernist Benefit Fund 1990
Photo: Brooklyn Museum-Creative Commons_BY
Untitled Mystery Ewer (Priscilla)
Date: 1992
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Hieronymus
Hieronymus
Untitled Mystery Ewer (Marie)
Date: 1992
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Hieronymus
Hieronymus
Untitled
Form: Bottle
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Rago Art and Auctions
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Rago Art and Auctions
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Twister Aurora Cinderella-Ewer
Date: 2009-2011
Materials: Stoneware, Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster Glaze
Scripps College Collection, 2011.8.2
Photo: TMP
Scripps College Collection, 2011.8.2
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 2, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/saxe