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Susi Singer

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1891Born Vienna, Austria

1955Died Hollywood, California

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Susi Singer is known for elongated earthenware figures that are very freely painted, some of them almost childlike.

Singer earned a scholarship to train at Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna Workshops, where she stayed for 16 years. She wanted to study painting at the Wiener Werkstätte, but Joseph Hofmann discouraged her, and she ended up in the ceramics workshop, where she was relegated to making figurines. Malnutrition during World War I left her permanently handicapped. She came to the United States and settled in Pasadena, CA. Her work quickly evolved to include images drawn from Hollywood and the California lifestyle.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

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Typical Marks
1946
The Dancers
Date: 1946
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
 Everson Museum of Art Collection, gift of Les Levine, 1992
Photo: John Polak
Everson Museum of Art Collection, gift of Les Levine, 1992
Photo: John Polak
School Boy and Child
Date: 1946
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Adam and Eve Sculpture
Date: 1947
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Scripps College Collection,Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Scripps College Collection,Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified July 19, 2023. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/singer