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Susi Singer

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1891Born Vienna, Austria

1955Died Hollywood, California

 

Susi Singer is best 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. Malnutrition during World War I left her permanently handicapped. 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. She came to the United States and settled in Pasadena. Her work quickly evolved to include images drawn from Hollywood and the California lifestyle.

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Typical Marks
1946
The Dancers-Sculpture
Date: 1946
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-Sculpture
Date: 1946
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 October 28, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/singer